Martial arts man fined RM1,000 for enticing married woman


SHAH ALAM: A mixed martial arts athlete was imposed a fine of RM1,000 or one month in jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for enticing the wife of a businessman to commit adultery.

Syed Mohammad Murad Syed Naseem, 29, admitted before Siti Shakirah Mohtarudin to committing the offence involving a 33-year-old married woman at her home in Denai Alam here on April 15.

The charge under Section 498 of the Penal Code carries a maximum jail term of two years or a fine, or both, upon conviction.

According to the facts of the case presented by Deputy Public Prosecutor Amira Haziqah Zulkifli, the woman’s husband upon finding out that she had gone with Syed Mohammad Murad to his house, lodged a report with the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS).

The same day around 4.30am, JAIS raided the house and detained the duo for close proximity.

Earlier, in mitigation, counsel Hazman Harun told the court that his client was remorseful and had learned his lesson.

“Furthermore, he has just received an offer to compete professionally as an MMA athlete in Amsterdam.

“He was also involved in welfare activities and has given motivation talks for free to those in need such as orphans,” submitted the lawyer.

Syed Mohammad Murad paid the fine.