SEPANG (Bernama) – The cases of three men and a woman charged for trying to give support to the Islamic State (IS) militant group, has been transferred to the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
Two cases were mentioned before Sessions Court Judge Aizatul Akmal Maharani and the other two before Judge Noor Hafizah Mohd Salim.
Aizatul Akmal transferred the cases of Ummi Khalsom Bahak, 25, and Mohamad Yusoffe Ishak, 26, to the High Court following an application by Deputy Public Prosecutor Aifanizam Abdul Aziz to transfer the case according to Section 177A (1) of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Ummi Khalsom allegedly attempted to be a member of the militant group by boarding an AirAsia flight from KLIA2, Sepang, to Brunei and Istanbul, Turkey to marry a member of the group, Aqif Huessin Rahaiza.
Ummi Khalsom, an assistant credit officer, also faced an alternative charge of trying to support IS by taking the same flight to enter Syria and to marry Aqif Huessin for the benefit of the group.
She allegedly committed both offences at the Immigration counter, KLIA departure hall at 5.20am on October 5.
She is charged under Section 130J9 (1) (a) of the Penal Code together with Section 511 of the same Code which carries a life imprisonment or a maximum 30 years’ jail term or with fine and liable to forfeiture of any property used or intended to be used in connection with the commission of the offence, upon conviction.
Mohamad Yusoff Ishak, 26, was charged with attempting to support the militant group by taking a flight to Istanbul and also faced an alternative charge of boarding the flight from KLIA to Istanbul to provide support for IS for the benefit of the group.
Mohamad Yusoffe, an engineer, was charged with committing the offence at the Immigration counter, KLIA departure hall, Sepang, Selangor at about 8.55am on Sept 25.
Architect, Mohd Syafrein Rasid, 26, and trader Mohd Rosmadi Che Daud, 42 were indicted on similar charges as Mohamad Yusoffe. The offences were alleged to have been committed at the same place, date and time before Judge Noor Hafizah.
They were charged under Section 130J (1) (a) of the Penal Code read together with section 511 of the same Code which carries a jail term of 15 years or a fine if convicted.
Judge Noor Hafizah then allowed both cases to be transferred to the Kuala Lumpur High Court, following an application by Deputy Public Prosecutor Shukor Abu Bakar.
However no date has been set for the four cases to be heard at the High Court.
Ummi Khalsom was represented by Counsel Hanif Hassan, Mohamad Yusoff by counsel Nasul Hadi Mat Saad, Mohd Syafrein Rasid by counsel Mohd Faizal Nizam and Rosmad by Counsel Ahmad Kamal Abu Bakar.
No plea were recorded from the four accused as the case is under the jurisdiction of the High Court.