Two charged with in­tent to com­mit ter­ror

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

KUALA LUMPUR: A tech­ni­cian and an In­done­sian man were charged in the Ses­sions Court here with three counts of at­tempt­ing to go to Syria with in­tent to com­mit ter­ror­ism and pos­sess­ing a video on Is­lamic State (IS).

Tech­ni­cian Mo­hamad Awang, 41, was charged with try­ing to go to Syria with in­tent to com­mit the act in front of Crys­tal Crown Ho­tel, Jalan Jambu Mawar, off Jalan Ke­pong Utama here at noon on Feb 21.

Mo­hamad was charged un­der Sec­tion 130JA of the Pe­nal Code with trav­el­ling to or from Malaysia for the com­mis­sion of ter­ror­ist acts in a for­eign coun­try.

An­war, 28, a farmer in In­done­sia, is ac­cused of at­tempt­ing to go to Syria for the same pur­pose at the same time and place. He was also charged un­der Sec­tion 130JA.

An­war also faced an­other charge of pos­sess­ing a video re­lat­ing to IS in his hand­phone and was in­dicted un­der Sec­tion 130JB(1)(a) of the Pe­nal Code for pro­vid­ing, dis­play­ing or sell­ing items as­so­ci­ated with the ter­ror­ist group.

No plea was recorded and no bail was of­fered. Judge Za­man Mohd Noor fixed April 28 for men­tion.

Un­der sus­pi­cion: One of the ar­rested po­lice­men.

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