Masseur, e-hailing driver charged with supporting IS

IPOH (BERNAMA) – Two men were charged in the Malaysian Sessions Court yesterday with providing support and possessing items linked to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

Wan Amirul Azlan Jalaludin, 35, a masseur, and Mohamad Ayub Musa, 36, an e-hailing driver, nodded their heads when the charges were read out to them before Judge Azman Abu Hassan.

However, no plea was recorded from them.

Wan Amirul was charged with knowingly giving support through baiah to the terrorist group at a house in Kampung Gajah about 9.03am on October 24, 2019.

The charge under Section 130J (1)(a) of the Penal Code carries a penalty of life imprisonment or up to 30 years in jail or a fine and the confiscation of assets used or meant to be used in committing the offence, upon conviction.

He was also charged with having in his possessions terrorism-related items at the same location at about 7.20am on January 6.

The charge is framed under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code which carries a maximum of seven years’ jail or a fine and possible forfeiture of the items, if convicted.

Meanwhile, Mohamad Ayub was charged with possessing items with elements of terrorism on a mobile phone which is also an offence under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code (Act 574).

He was alleged to have committed the offence at a house in Taman Meru 2C, Jelapang at 7.20am on January 6.

ABOVE & BELOW: Wan Amirul Azlan Jalaludin and Mohamad Ayub Musa at the Malaysian Sessions Court. PHOTOS: BERNAMA