Six in court over IS-related activities

Six-in-court-over-ISKUALA LUMPUR: A former security guard, two self-employed men, a jobless youth, a zookeeper and a taxi driver were charged Thursday with supporting terrorism activities.

No pleas were recorded but all six accused nodded to indicate that they understood the charges against them, said a report in AsiaOne.

Zilah Tajudin, 43, was charged at the Ipoh magistrate’s court with uploading activities of Islamic State (IS) militants into a Telegram messaging group called Tauhid State at house No. 79602, Jalan Cendera­wasih, Kg Dato Ahmad Said, Tambahan 2, Ipoh.

The former security guard, was charged under Section 130J(1) and 130G of the Penal Code for encouraging and supporting militant activities.

In Tapah, self-employed Zairosfitri Jainuddin Azhar, 24, was charged with knowingly providing support to IS between March 25 and June 30 at his house in Block A Public Housing 2, Chenderiang.

In Shah Alam, Mohd Shaifful Shahril Ramli, 28, also self-employed, was charged with supporting IS via Telegram under the names of Putra Zulkarnain and Anonymous/Anonimous between March 25 and June 30, and for having a sweater and a flag linked to the militant group.

Mohd Shaifful was also charged with possession of explosives that contained a mixture of sodium chloride and sucrose, which were oxidiser and fuel, listed under Section 2 of the Explosives Act.

The offences allegedly took place at his home at No. 3 Lorong Indah 1, Kampung Sri Indah B, Sungai Buloh.

All three cases have been fixed for case management on Sept 20, said the report.

In George Town, jobless Mohamad Saufi Ibrahim, 21, was alleged to have knowingly supported the IS by sending out a Telegram message using the name Saufiibrahim between March 25 and June 29.

In addition, Mohamad Saufi is charged with having items such as an IS sticker and two copies of books titled Tarbiyah Jihadiyah at an apartment in Tanjung Bungah on July 15 at 3.15pm.

Magistrate Mohamad Amin Shahul Hamid fixed Oct 4 for mention, said the report.

In Selayang, zookeeper Mohd Sharullizam Ramli, 30, and taxi driver Nor Mizan Panijan, 37, faced five counts of terrorism related offences.

Mohd Sharullizam was charged with supporting IS through Telegram at Batu 11, Gombak, and Nor Mizan at an apartment in Batu Caves, Gombak, between March 25 and June 29.

Mohd Sharullizam was also charged with possessing an IS car sticker, an IS flag and an IS headband at the same place at 1.20pm on July 19.

Nor Mizan was said to have IS-related items in his two handphones and a tablet at 7.20pm on July 15 in his apartment.

He was also slapped with a third charge of depositing RM90 into two Maybank accounts to benefit a terrorist between Feb 1 and April 4 at Menara Hup Seng, Kuala Lumpur.

Magistrate Iriane Isabelo fixed mention on Sept 26, said the report.