Master’s student claims trial to possession of terrorism-related books

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KUALA LUMPUR: A Master’s student in Islamic Studies at a public higher education institution claimed trial in the High Court here today to possession of 12 publications related to terrorism.

Siti Noor Aishah Atam, 29, allegedly had in her possession, books on Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda (AQ) at Lot 1241, Jalan Lapangan Terbang Sura, Dungun, Terengganu at 12.25pm on March 22.

The charge, under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code, carries a jail sentence of not more than seven years or a fine or forfeiture of any of the items, on conviction.

Judicial Commissioner Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah set three days for trial from Sept 5.

The accused was represented by counsel Mohd Kamaruzaman A. Wahab while the prosecution by deputy public prosecutor Norakmal Farhan Aziz.