Two charged with attempting to join IS
KANGAR: A welding assistant and a factory technician were yesterday charged in the magistrate’s court with attempting to join the Daesh (IS) terror group in Syria recently.
Zufadli Jafri, 24, from Kampung Bakam, Miri and Mohd Ridwan Mohd Musa, 29, from Parit Bengkok in Gresik, Tangkak, Johor, were charged under Section 130JA of the Penal Code and read together with Section 511.
They face a jail term of up to 30 years and a fine, if convicted.
According to the charge sheet, the two accused took a train at the Padang Besar railway station at 2.46pm on Oct 23 to Bangkok and then flew on Gulf Air to Turkey before going to Syria to allegedly commit a terror act there.
No plea was recorded from both. Magistrate Mohd Azhar Hamzah set Jan 5 for mention before the case is transferred to the High Court.
Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Fadzlan Mohd Noor from Putrajaya appeared for the prosecution while the two accused were unrepresented. – Bernama