SHAH ALAM (Bernama) – Four individuals, including a married couple, were charged separately in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday for trying to give support to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group last month.
However no plea was recorded from food shop assistants, Muhammad Na’eem Apandi, 24 and Muhammad Fadhil Ibrahim, 24, Amir Azlan Zainudin, 48, and his wife Nazhatulshima Sahak, 44, a nursery operator.
Muhammad Fadhil and Nazhatulshima were charged before Magistrate Norshakinah Ahmad Kamarudin for trying to give support to the terrorist group by purchasing flight tickets from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Istanbul, Turkey for entering Syria via Istanbul to benefit the group.
Both accused were alleged to have committed the offence at Restoran Hakim Sdn Bhd, Jalan Zirkon E7/E, Section 7 here, about 10.50 pm last Oct 13. Amir Azlan and Muhammad Na’eem were charged before Magistrate Ellyana Razali for committing the offence at the same place, time and date.
All four accused were charged under Section 130J (1)(a) of the Penal Code and read 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.
Deputy public prosecutor Afzainizam Abdul Aziz who appeared for the prosecution applied for the court to fix the date of mention to transfer the case of all four accused to the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
He did not offer any surety bond based on the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012).
Both courts set Dec 17 for a re-mention of the case.