Celebrity preacher, Syed Shah Iqmal Syed Mohammad Shaiful, known as Da’i Syed was released today after posting a bail of RM35,000 at the Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya Courts.
His lawyer, Syed Amirul Syed Edros said the bail was paid by his client’s elder brother, Syed Shah Iqram and manager, Mohd Aizat Jaafar, Bernama reported.
Syed Amirul said that his client’s failure to make bail after being charged in the courts on 10 December has caused him to be detained at the Beranang Temporary Detention Centre.
“The remand management in the Shah Alam court was completed at around 11am and later he (Syed Shah Iqmal) was taken to the Petaling Jaya court for the same matter,” he told reporters at the scene.
On 10 December, 25-year old Syed Iqmal Shah, who was a contestant on a religious reality show was charged with committing unnatural sex and outraging modesty at the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court and Sessions Court and another charge of rape at the Shah Alam Sessions Court.
When he was met with reporters outside, the accused said that he accepted what happened and left it to the courts to decide the next course of action.
“Sometimes I ask myself and God why do I get tested like this. Maybe God wants to reprimand me. I accept this willingly and will follow the court and police procedures,” he said. He also added that he would take a break to spend time with his family after being reprimanded for 18 days.