E-hailing driver gets jail for having IS videos

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  • Saturday, 12 Sep 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: “I love Malaysia, I do not want Malaysia to be involved in a war,” said an e-hailing driver in his plea before he was sentenced to three years’ jail by the High Court for possessing 17 videos related to the Islamic State terrorist group.

Judge Datuk Muhammad Jamil Hussin meted out the sentence against Mohamad Ayub Musa, 36, after he pleaded guilty yesterday to the charge read out at the High Court here following the transfer of the case from the Ipoh Sessions Court in Perak.

The court ordered Ayub to serve his prison term from the date of arrest on Jan 6.

He was charged with possessing items with elements of terrorism or those related to the IS militant group on his cellphone at a house in Kinta, Perak, on Jan 6.

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Mohd Firdaus Abu Hanipah pressed for a deterrent sentence, saying that the crime could undermine the country’s peace.

“Among the contents of the 17 videos is footage of IS militants during wars, in which it also calls Muslims to participate in the activity. Some of the videos urge Malaysians to wage war against the police and the government.

“As such, I request for a heavy punishment as a lesson to the accused and the public,” Firdaus said.

The accused, who was unrepresented, pleaded for a lighter sentence, saying he regretted his action. — Bernama

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