Da’i Syed charged for having unnatural sex, molest, rape

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Celebrity preacher, Da'i Syed Shah Iqmal is escorted by the police to be charged at the Petaling Jaya Magistrate Court. PIX: AFIQ HAMBALI / MalaysiaGazette /10 DECEMBER 2020
Celebrity preacher, Da'i Syed Shah Iqmal is escorted by the police to be charged at the Petaling Jaya Magistrate Court. PIX: AFIQ HAMBALI / MalaysiaGazette /10 DECEMBER 2020

By Mohammad Arif Nizam

PETALING JAYA – After a 13-day remand since 26 November, celebrity preacher, Da’i Syed is charged at the court today over unnatural sex, rape and molest.

The prosecution against Da’i Syed or his real name, Syed Shah Iqmal Syed Mohammad Shaiful Syed Jamalull was framed under Section 377B of the Penal Code for unnatural sex.

Upon conviction, he could face up to 20 years of imprisonment and whip.

The 26-year-old accused however pleaded not guilty on the charges read to him before Judge Faiz Dziyauddin.

Based on the charge papers, the man had unnatural sex on a 22-year-old victim at his rented apartment in Empire City, Damansara Perdana between 3.00 am and 5.00 am on 17 October.

Deputy Public Prosecutor, P. Vitiya Monisha did not offer bail on the accused and objected to any form of bail as this is a serious offence. At the same time, the accused is also being investigated on other cases.

“If bail is allowed, the accused would pester the victims as they know each other and is currently under investigation,” she said.

Vitiya further said that if bail is allowed, the prosecution would like to apply for an RM100,000 bail and the accused cannot disturb the victim.

However, defence counsel Syed Amirul Syed Edros argued and requested for bail as the accused has no risk of escaping and has been cooperating with the police throughout the investigation.

The judge then set bail at RM20,000 with a surety. Syed Iqmal is also required to report to his nearest police station on the first of each month and is forbidden to disturb the victim. The trial will start on 19 February next year.

Meanwhile, the accused was also brought to the Magistrate court under Section 354 of the Penal Code for molest.

After which, Da’I Syed, who is also a singer was then brought to the Shah Alam Sessions Court to be charged under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape.

The remand order on the former participant of Islamic Reality Programme, Da’i Pendakwah Nusantara which was aired on TV3 in 2016 was extended twice snce 27 November.

Investigation was conducted over various sexual offences such as Section 376 (rape), Section 354 (molest) Section 377 (unnatural sex) and Section 323 (causing harm).

As of today, nine police reports have been lodged against him by different individuals in Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya. –MalaysiaGazette

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