KLANG: Two men have been charged in a magistrate’s court here with being involved in terrorism activities.
No pleas were recorded from Mohmad Zaini Mohmad Isa, 31, and Roshelmyzan Husain, 31, who nodded to indicate they understood the charges read out to them before magistrate Nor Asma Ahmad.
Mohmad Zaini is alleged to have provided support to the Islamic State militant group in Telok Gadong Kecil, Jalan Yadi here, between March 25 and June 30 this year.
The charge under Section 130J(1)(a) of the Penal Code carries a maximum jail sentence of 30 years or a fine upon conviction.
He is also accused of harbouring Junios Ondie@ Jahali from arrest despite being aware that the latter could have committed a terrorist act.
For this, he is charged under Section 130K(a) of the Penal Code and faces a possible life sentence.
Roshelmyzan allegedly solicited support for the terrorist group through the Telegram app between March 25 and June 29.
He is also accused of possessing Islamic State militant paraphernalia in Port Klang on June 29. He could be jailed seven years for this.
The court fixed Sept 7 for mention pending transfer of the case to the High Court. Deputy public prosecutor Syed Farid Syed Ali appeared for the prosecution while the men were unrepresented.
In Kuala Lumpur, a Master’s student in Islamic Studies at a public higher education institution claimed trial in the High Court to possession of 12 publications related to terrorism.
Siti Noor Aishah Atam, 29, allegedly had in her possession, books on Jemaah Islamiyah, Islamic State and al-Qaeda in Dungun, Terengganu, at 12.25pm on March 22.
Judicial commissioner Datuk Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah set three days for trial from Sept 5.