Traders accused of funding terrorism


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  • Monday, 19 Jun 2017

SUNGAI PETANI, 18 Jun -- Anggota polis mengiringi Muhammad Hassan Syauqi Omar, 23 (kiri) dan Mohd Shaiful Mohd Jaafar, 31, (belakang) selepas dihadapkan ke Mahkamah Majistret Sungai Petani hari ini atas pertuduhan menyediakan perkhidmatan kewangan untuk manfaat dan pebuatan pengganas pada 2015.--fotoBERNAMA (2017) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

SUNGAI PETANI: Two online traders were charged in a magistrate’s court here with providing services for terror purposes.

Three charges were made against Muhammad Hassan Syauqi Omar, 23, and one charge against Mohd Shaiful Mohd Jaafar, 31.

They were charged before magistrate Adibah Husna Zainal Abidin yesterday.

In the first charge, Muhammad Hassan was charged with directly providing financial services by allowing RM100 to be deposited into his bank account, knowing that the money would be used by or to benefit a terrorist by the name of Muhammad Fudhail Omar, 25.

The offence was allegedly committed at Jalan Bukit Puteri 11/3A, Bandar Puteri Jaya, here, at 4.36pm on April 28, 2015.

The second charge was for allegedly allowing RM200 to be deposited into his account for use by the same man and at the same location at 8.19pm on May 1, 2015.

He was also charged with a similar offence by allowing RM2,000 to be deposited into his account for a terrorist named Wan Mohd Aquil Wan Zainal Abidin, 38, at the same location at 3.03pm on April 29, 2015.

As for Mohd Shaiful, he was charged with directly giving RM890 to Muhammad Hassan via his bank account, knowing that the money would be used for a terrorist act.

The offence was allegedly committed at Lorong Teja 34, Taman Keladi, here, at 9.15pm on April 12, 2015.

No plea was recorded from both of them.

Adibah Husna set Aug 6 for mention pending permission to transfer the case to the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

The prosecution is represented by deputy public prosecutors Nurul Faraheen Yahya and Noor Farahin Ibrahim.

Lawyer Syafiqah Abdul Razak represented Muhammad Hassan while Mohd Shaiful was unrepresented. — Bernama

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