Ulu Tiram attack: Slain suspect's family members face nine charges including supporting terrorism


JOHOR BARU: Five family members of the Ulu Tiram police station attacker have been charged at the Sessions Court here on Wednesday (June 19) with a total of nine charges between them.

They are Radin Imran Radin Mohd Yassin, 62; his Singaporean wife, Rosna Jantan, 59; and their children Radin Romyullah Radin Imran, 34, Farhah Sobrina Radin Imran, 23, and Mariah Radin Imran, 19.

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All five were brought to the Johor Baru Court Complex using separate vehicles on Wednesday (June 19) under heavy police security.

The family, who are not represented, were charged before Sessions Court Judge Datuk Che Wan Zaidi Che Wan Ibrahim.

Radin Imran faces four charges. He was first charged with allegedly encouraging terrorist acts by incorporating the Islamic State's ideology into his family, including the attacker Radin Luqman, aged 21, between the end of 2014 and May 17, 2024, at a house along Jalan Rabani in Kampung Sungai Tiram.

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This offence is under Section 130G(a) of the Penal Code (Act 574), which carries a 30-year imprisonment and fine upon conviction.

His second charge alleges that he supported terrorism by storing four homemade air rifles for Islamic State activities at the same location at around 10.45am on May 17. This offence falls under Section 130J(1)(b) of the Penal Code (Act 574), which carries life or up to 40 years imprisonment or a fine, with properties used or intended for carrying out the offence seized upon conviction.

The third charge states that Radin Imran pledged loyalty (baiah) to Islamic State head Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi, at the same location at the end of 2014. This is under Section 130J(1)(a) of the Penal Code (Section 574), which carries life or up to 40 years imprisonment or a fine, with properties used or intended for carrying out the offence seized upon conviction.

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For the fourth charge, Radin Imran was alleged to possess a book titled “Hakikat Islam & Hakikat Syirik” by Abu Sulaiman Aman Abdurrahman, linked to Islamic State, at the same location on May 17 and May 19 between 10.45am and 2.30pm. This charge is under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code (Section 574), which carries seven years imprisonment or a fine and seizure of the material.

Radin Romyullah was charged with two offences, including swearing allegiance to Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi and possessing an external hard disk containing materials related to the Islamic State and its activities. He allegedly committed these acts at the same location between the end of 2014 and May 17.

He was charged under Section 130J(1)(a) and Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code (Act 574). He faces life imprisonment or up to 40 years imprisonment with a fine, and up to seven years imprisonment with a fine.

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Rosna and her daughters, Farhah Sobrina and Mariah, were charged with deliberately omitting to provide information regarding crimes related to the ideology of terrorism. They allegedly committed this offence at the same location between April 2017 and May 17. They face a prison sentence of up to seven years and a fine.

All five understood the charges against them, and Che Wan Zaidi set July 31 for the case remention. No bail was offered, and Che Wan Zaidi advised the family to appoint a lawyer or represent themselves.

Putrajaya Attorney General's Department serious crimes unit Deputy Public Prosecutors Mohamad Mustaffa P. Kunyalam and Fazeedah Faik prosecuted the cases.

In the Ulu Tiram police station attack on May 17, two policemen, Constable Ahmad Azza Fahmi Azhar, 22, and Constable Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said, 24, were killed. Another police officer, Corporal Mohd Hasif Roslan, 38, was injured by two gunshots to the shoulder and hip.

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