The first time I read about this self-proclaimed Malay prophet, I almost choked.
Ashaari -- eat your heart out. Here's one that has upped you.
Malay prophet indeed. How anyone can buy this one is beyond me.
But, there are suckers among us.
Anyway, he is Abdul Kahar Ahmad.
Today, the 59 year-old father of six, changed his plea to guilty at a Syariah High Court in Shah Alam..
He faced five charges under the Selangor Syariah Criminal Enatcment for proclaiming himself as a prophet for the Malays, conducting deviationist teachings, violating the Selangor Mufti’s order, blasphemy and spreading false belief.
He was accused of committing the offences at No. 44, Jalan Bunga Ros, Kampung Kemensah in Hulu Klang between May 19 and June 23, 2005.
He was brought to the court from Sungai Buloh prison Thursday for a mention to extend his detention until the hearing on Oct 7.
But his counsel Musa Awang told the court that he wanted to change his plea.
The court subsequentlty fixed Oct 2 to hear submissions from the prosecution and for Musa to deliver his mitigation.
Musa asked the court for the accused to be released on bail as Abdul Kahar had been spending Hari Raya Adilfitri in the prison.
He said five of Abdul Kahar’s children and a relative, with two of them being civil servants, had offered to be his sureties.
However, Syariah chief prosecutor Abdul Shukor Abd Hamid objected and said the court did not want to take the risk of the accused not turning up again as he had a record of being absent from court.
Judge Abu Zaky Mohamamad allowed bail at RM2,000 in two sureties who has to be Grade C civil servants for each charge, totalling RM10,000.
He failed to post bail and had to return to prison.
Abdul Kahar claimed trial in Aug 2005 when he was charged with the five offences but over the past four years, he had allegedly preached deviationist “Kahar Ahmad teachings” and played hide-and-seek with the law.
On Sept 16, Abdul Kahar was arrested by a team of Selangor Religious Department enforcement officers in Sungai Long, Kajang, at 9.45am and brought the court the following day.
(source: The Star online)
Also read the NST's report HERE.