LANGKAWI: Controversial cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat, who is on the run from police and religious authorities, should come out of hiding and appear in the Syariah High Court, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
The Inspector-General of Police said Nur Sajat's apparent decision to flee the country was odd as she was not facing a serious charge in court.
So far, Abdul Hamid said the police had not received any news on the location of the entrepreneur, whose real name is Muhammad Sajjad Kamaruzzaman.
Abdul Hamid said that the police had previously succeeded in locating Nur Sajat but could not apprehend her due to challenges such as the existence of hidden passages to cross the country's borders.
"I hope that she will be responsible, that is her private life, I know. Although she is in hiding, she is still offending others (with her statements and actions). I ask her to come back and go to court.
"She is overseas. When she ran away from the court, we couldn't trace her but we knew roughly where she was.
"We have a technique to locate her, for example if she is in Kedah or Perak, and we tried to stop her at the border.
"But it has to be understood, our borders are not just walls. If they use hidden passages, it is tough for us," he was quoted as saying by Astro Awani on Sunday (April 4).
The Syariah High Court issued an arrest warrant against Nur Sajat, 36, for failing to be in court on Feb 23.
She was charged with dressing as a woman at a religious event in a beauty centre in Shah Alam and bringing Islam into contempt on Feb 23,2018.
She 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.
Nur Sajat had recently denied being in hiding from the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) or any authorities during a video posted on Instagram recently.