Fac­tory su­per­vi­sor gets jail for plan­ning to bomb Bukit Aman

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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.

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