KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian and two Indonesians were charged under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 in the Sandakan Sessions Court on Tuesday for trying to slip into the southern Philippines.
The Malaysian, Nor Azmi Zahyi, 48, was charged under section 130JA of the Penal Code (Act 574) for travelling to, through or from Malaysia for the commission of terrorist acts in a foreign country.
He faces a 30-year jail sentence and a fine if found guilty of the offence.
The two Indonesians, Faisal Abu Bakar and Ali Misron, were also charged with the same offence.
Faisal was also charged with possessing three knives without the authority to do so, and faces a maximum ten-year jail sentence if found guilty of the offence.
Ali Misron was also charged with possessing items or information linked to terrorism and the Islamic State (IS) when arrested, and faces a maximum seven-year jail term and a fine if found guilty of the offence.
No plea was recorded from the three
Judge Ummu Kalthom Samad set Aug 22 for re-mention of the case while Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Mustaffa Kunyalam prosecuted.