Man charged with providing financial services to terrorist

TerrorTAIPING: A man was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with two counts of providing financial services for the benefit of a terrorist.

Ahmad Junaidi Omar, 29, nodded after the charges were read out before magistrate Sharifah Izura Syed Mashor. However, no plea was recorded.

He was charged with providing financial services by allowing a deposit of RM200 into his Maybank account, knowing that it was for the benefit of a terrorist by the name of Muhammad Fudhail Omar, 25.

Ahmad Junaidi was alleged to have committed the offence at Kampung Bukit Sungai Nor, Rantau Panjang, near Selama, at about 12.20pm on June 8, 2015.

On the second count, he was charged with committing a similar offence by allowing a deposit of RM100 into his Maybank account, knowing that it would benefit Muhammad Fudhail, at the same location at 4.35pm on July 2, 2015.

The charges were made under Section 130(1)(b) of the Penal Code, under which he can be imprisoned for up to 30 years and would be liable to a fine, if found guilty.

The court set July 20 for mention.

Deputy public prosecutor Nor Raihan Rithwan prosecuted.