Malaysia arrests 10 'ninjas' over bizarre claim on throne
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Ten people dressed in ninja-style garb have been detained after they arrived at Malaysia's royal palace in a bizarre attempt to claim the throne, police said on Tuesday.
The unarmed group, reported by local media to be suspected followers of a Malaysian Muslim figure claiming royal descent, were stopped by police guards in the confrontations early on Monday morning at the palace in Kuala Lumpur.
A police official called the claim by the group's leader "unbelievable and out of the ordinary".
"His claim doesn't make sense. (He) claimed to have a letter of appointment from the Philippines," Kuala Lumpur police official Ku Chin Wah told reporters.