Arrest warrant issued against Nur Sajat for court no-show

Cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat.

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The Syariah High Court here has issued an arrest warrant against cosmetics entrepreneur, Muhammad Sajjad Kamaruz Zaman, better known as Nur Sajat, 36, for failing to attend proceedings on Tuesday (Feb 23).

According to a source, the arrest warrant was issued by syariah judge Mohammad Khalid Shaee @ Shaii.

"He (Sajjad) did not attend court today and the judge issued an arrest warrant," the source said.

Meanwhile, syariah lawyer Zuri Zabuddin Budiman, representing Sajjad, said the mention of the case of the accused, who was charged with dressing as a woman at a religious event which has brought Islam into contempt three years ago, has been postponed to June 1.

"He is required to be present in court on the new date.

"We will probably do mitigation but have yet to discuss it," he told reporters at the court compound here.

Apart from Zuri, Sajjad was also represented by lawyers Ahmad Nazib Johari, Noor Azlina Che Hassan and Amirah Zainal.

The entrepreneur, was supposed to be in court at 9am but failed to do so until the end of the proceedings.

In proceedings on Jan 6, Sajjad was charged with committing the offence at his beauty centre in Section 16, Shah Alam, at 7.30pm on Feb 23, 2018.

He was charged under Section 10(a) of the Syariah Crimes (Selangor) Enactment 1995 which provides for a maximum fine of RM5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding three years or both, if convicted. – Bernama

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