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Indonesian charged with possessing terrorism-related materials

3:47pm 29/12/2015 Ann Vivien 0 views Crime & Court,National

IS militant group

PONTIAN: A 31-year-old Indonesian man was today charged in the Magistrate’s Court here with possessing terrorism-related materials,
early this month.

The charge was read out by deputy public prosecutor Suhaili Sapun before magistrate Azlan Bohari.

Ihsan was charged with having a mobile phone that contained 196 images and 200 video clips on the Islamic State (IS) militant group and its acts of terrorism.

He allegedly committed the offence in Kampung Parit Abdul Rahman, Benut, here, at 12.05 pm on Dec 1.

The charge is under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to seven years or a fine, and forfeiture of the banned
materials, upon conviction.

No plea was recorded from the accused who was unrepresented in court. The magistrate set Jan 28, 2016 for case remention.

On Dec 5, police reportedly arrested five individuals including a Rela (People’s Volunteer Corps) member, believed to be involved in terrorism

During the operations conducted from Nov 17 until Dec 1 in the Klang Valley, Kelantan and Johor, also arrested (in Johor) was an Indonesian national aged 31, believed to be a cell leader.

The suspect, a mechanic at a lorry workshop, had reportedly pledged allegiance to IS militant leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi via Facebook in mid-2014.- BERNAMA

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