Ex-TV Producer Charged with Molesting, Robbing Women at Surau

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A former freelance television producer was charged at the Magistrate’s Court here yesterday with molesting a woman at a surau in Jalan Rabung U8/36A, Seksyen U8, Shah Alam, last month.

  • Molesting and attempting to rob a woman at a surau
  • Robbing another woman using a machete at another surau
  • Facing total of up to 44 years’ jail term with fines, or whipping

Mohammad Ferdaus Mashud, 39, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial after the charge was read to him by the court interpreter before Magistrate P Sarulatha.

He is alleged to have outraged the modesty of the 44-year-old woman at the surau at 1.40pm on Oct 6.

The charge, under Section 354 of the Penal Code, carries a maximum jail term of 10 years with fine or whipping upon conviction. The court set Dec 12 for re-mention.

Meanwhile, at the Sessions Court, Mohammad Ferdaus also pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbing and attempting to rob two women at separate suraus here.

On the first count, he was alleged to have robbed a 35-year-old woman of her handbag using a machete at a surau in Seksyen 4 at 1.54pm on Aug 18.

The charge under Section 392 of the Penal Code provides imprisonment of up to 14 years with fine or whipping upon conviction. Dec 4 was set for re-mention.

On the second count, the man was charged with attempting to rob a 44-year-old woman at another surau in Jalan Rabung U8/36A, Seksyen U8 at 1.40pm on Oct 6.

For this offence, he was charged under Section 394 of the Penal Code, which carries imprisonment of up to 20 years with whipping or fines. The court allowed no bail and set Dec 12 for re-mention.