Self-proclaimed Malaysian prophet caught

Malaysian authorities captured a Muslim sect leader who claimed to be God’s prophet and was on the run for three years, an official said Thursday.

Abdul Kahar Ahmad was charged in 2006 in an Islamic law court with spreading false teaching, blasphemy and violating religious precepts, said Muhamad Nazri Basrawi, a prosecutor in the Islamic Religious Department in central Selangor state.

Abdul Kahar, 59, pleaded innocent to the charges and later went into hiding to evade trial, Nazri told The Associated Press.

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