Man upset over rejected love threatens woman at knife point, lands in jail

Fadley Faisal

A Malaysian man who threatened a woman at knife point after she said she was not interested in him, was sentenced to 11 months’ behind bars.

Zulkifli bin Ahmad, 36, pleaded guilty on Thursday before Acting Senior Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid to a charge of having committed criminal intimidation by threatening the woman with a knife at a house in Kampong Lambak Kiri, Jalan Pasir Berakas at 10am on March 4, 2020.

DPP Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli revealed in court that the defendant had met the victim’s father sometime in January 2020 at the STKRJ Kampong Lambak Kiri Mosque which was followed by him introducing his daughter to the defendant. On February 24 the victim sent a WhatsApp message to the defendant saying she was not interested in him. The defendant went to the victim’s house on March 4 where he met her mother and requested to see the victim.

The victim was inside an office of their house when her mother told that someone had come to see her. The defendant entered the office and locked the door.

He pulled out a knife from his trouser pocket, took the victim by her hand and pointed the knife to her throat.

The victim opened the office window and shouted for help. Her mother alerted others and tried to persuade the defendant away from pointing the knife to her daughter’s throat. This resulted with a cut on her finger. Workers outside the house forced opened the door and stopped the defendant. The victim and her family lodged a police report leading to the defendant’s arrest.