Factory supervisor gets jail for planning to bomb Bukit Aman
KUALA LUMPUR: A factory supervisor who had received instructions from a terrorist to carry out terror activities was yesterday sentenced to eight years’ jail by the High Court here.
Mohammad Firdaus Abdullah, 27, pleaded guilty to seven terror-related charges, including supporting the Islamic State terror group through his Telegram application’s chat group, “Gagak Hitam”, at 194, Jalan Padu, Tampoi Industrial Estate in Larkin, Johor; supporting the bomb attack on the Movida nightclub in Puchong through the Telegram application chat group “amanah (phb) vs pas” under the name Jengking Malaya; planning a bomb attack using a drone on Bukit Aman police headquarters, Putrajaya and the Free Mason Temple in Bukit Jalil via the same Telegram application chat group; and receiving instructions from IS terrorist Muhammad Fudhail Omar to carry out terror activities at 194, Jalan Padu in Tampoi.
He also admitted to possessing 89 videos and nine images of IS and 34 images of al-Qaeda on his external hard disc, and 66 images of IS and al-Qaeda on his Iphone in Jalan Padi Murni, Larkin, in Johor; possessing eight IS images on his mobile phone at 04-12, Block A, Jalan Suria Muafakat Utama, Taman Suria Muafakat Utama in Larkin, Johor; and, possessing a book on terror activities and IS.
The first four offences were committed between March 25 and June 27 last year. Judge Datuk Paduka Azman Abdullah sentenced the accused to eight years’ jail for each offence.
The other three offences were committed on Aug 4 last year and Azman sentenced him to four years’ jail for each of them. Azman ordered all the sentences to run concurrently from Firdaus’s date of arrest on Aug 4 last year.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Izhanudin Alias prosecuted while counsel Muhamad Imran Mohamad Farouk represented the accused.
Earlier at the same court, a coffee stall owner was sentenced to five years’ jail for supporting terror activities and possessing terror-related items.
Ahmad Faris Zulkefli, 21, pleaded guilty to promoting acts of terrorism via messaging app WeChat, using the name “Pak Kodi” and WeChat ID “mujahidin33”, at 16-0-2, Kelumpuk Teratai 16, Jalan 5/56 AU3, Keramat near here between June 9 and July 3 last year.
He also admitted to possessing a black shirt with Jawi inscriptions and images linked to IS on his iPad mini at his house on Aug 29 last year.