Syrian charged with kidnapping countryman

GEORGE TOWN: A Syrian man has been charged by a Magistrate's Court here on Tuesday (June 18) with kidnapping his fellow countryman.

Maher, 31, was charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment of a man with the intention of obtaining a ransom of RM100,000 behind a restaurant in Tanjung Tokong at about 3.30pm on June 6.

Magistrate L. Uma Devi postponed the case to July 25, pending a chemistry report.

Maher was also denied bail.

DPP Mohammad Syafiq Nasrullah Saleem Ali prosecuted while the accused was represented by Sukhindarpal Singh.