Lawyer threatened with beheading over Zakir Naik criticism

PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Syahredzan Johan has received a death threat on social media after he suggested that controversial preacher Zakir Naik's permanent resident status be rescinded.

He tweeted on Wednesday (Aug 14) night that the death threat was posted on Facebook.

“So I got this on FB. Not sure what powers he thinks I have, ” he posted via his Twitter handle @syahredzan.

Syahredzan, who is Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang's political secretary, also shared screenshots of the death threat.

In the Facebook posting, the user threatened to decapitate the lawyer. It reads:

“... kau usir dr zakir naik (sic), aku akan cari sampai dapat dan aku akan pisahkan kepala babi kau tu dari badan kau, ini sumpah aku demi agama islam dan bangsa melayu. Kalau berani cubalah. (... if you expel Dr Zakir Naik, I will find you and remove your pig head from your body, this is my vow for the sake of Islam and the Malays. Try it, if you dare).”

Syahredzan is expected to lodge a police report on the threat at the Dang Wangi police station today (Aug 15).

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