Reclu­sive house­wife jailed for IS ma­te­ri­als

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: A 27-year-old mother to an eight-year- old boy, who rarely leaves her house, was jailed two years by a High Court for pos­ses­sion of a mo­bile phone with 139 im­ages as­so­ci­ated with the Is­lamic State (IS) mil­i­tant group

High Court judge Datuk Az­man Ab­dul­lah or­dered Siti Nor In­tan Sha­fi­naz Jo­hari, a house­wife, to serve the sen­tence from the date of her ar­rest on March 22.

Siti Nor In­tan, who was clad in a black “pur­dah”, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence at her house at No. 104, Kam­pung Ujung Tan­jung, Kuala Perlis at about 8.20am on March 22.

The charge un­der Section 130JB(1) (A) of the Pe­nal Code car­ries a penalty of seven years’ jail or a fine.

Lawyer Farida Mo­ham­mad said her client is not some­one who likes to go out, let alone travel to a for­eign coun­try.

“Even if she wants to go to town, her hus­band would have to send her.”

She said Siti Nor In­tan would not think of go­ing over­seas (Syria).

Farida said her client did not know the mem­bers of the on­line groups on Telegram and Face­book which she had joined.

“As a Mus­lim, she was just con­cerned and sym­pa­thetic over the war in Syria,” she added.

In his rul­ing, Az­man said he took into con­sid­er­a­tion that Siti Nor In­tan has a young child, who needs to be cared for and the ac­cused’s health prob­lem. – by Ta­ma­rai Chelvi

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