Jailed five years for pro­mot­ing IS

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: A for­mer air­craft tech­ni­cian was sen­tenced to five years in prison by the High Court here yes­ter­day af­ter plead­ing guilty to two ter­ror­ism-re­lated charges.

Nor Hafizy Che Meh, 39, re­ceived five years’ jail on the first count for pro­mot­ing Islamic State (IS), and an­other five years on the sec­ond count for al­low­ing a ter­ror­ist group to hold meet­ings at his rented home.

He com­mit­ted the of­fences at a house at Lot 6846-F, Lorong Kem­boja, Kam­pung Me­layu Subang in Petaling Jaya, Se­lan­gor be­tween De­cem­ber 2013 and Oc­to­ber 2015.

Jus­tice Datuk Az­man Ab­dul­lah or­dered Nor Hafizy’s sen­tences to run con­cur­rently from the date of his ar­rest on March 23.

The judge said the pun­ish­ment would hope­fully serve as a les­son to Nor Hafizy and other in­di­vid­u­als con­tem­plat­ing join­ing ter­ror­ist groups.

Ac­cord­ing to the facts of the case pre­sented by deputy pub­lic prose­cu­tor Mo­hamad Mustaffa P. Kun­yalam, Nor Hafizy had been in­ter­ested in ter­ror­ism since 2013 and had been shar­ing such in­for­ma­tion with his friends on Face­book.

Nor Hafizy had also al­lowed his rented house to be used by ter­ror­ists to de­liver “us­rah” and pro­mote mem­ber­ship, be­sides show­ing a video on the be­head­ing of an IS de­tainee.

Coun­sel Mohd Fadhly Yaa­cob rep­re­sented Nor Hafizy. – Ber­nama

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