ALOR SETAR: The Sessions Court on Sunday allowed an application by the prosecution to transfer the case of six men, including a father and son, and an Indonesian national, charged with promoting terrorist activities to the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
In allowing the application, Judge Ruzita Md Lazim said the date for mention of the case would be fixed by the Registration Division of the Kuala Lumpur High Court.
The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Naizatul Zima Tajudin.
Last April 30, Murad Halimmuddin Hassan, 49, and his son, Abu Daud, 25, Indonesian national Ali Saifuddin, 28, Nor Azmi Jalani, 28, Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof, 27, and Hadharami Hashim, 38, were charged in the Sessions Court here with promoting terrorist activities.
According to the charge sheet, they were alleged to have conspired to promote terrorist-related activities in Malaysia between Jan 30 and April 5 this year at No 61 Pengkalan Batu Hampar, Mukim Air Putih, Pendang.
They are charged under Section 130G(a) of the Penal Code, which carries an imprisonment for up to 30 years and fined, if found guilty.
Murad Halimmuddin also faced a second charge, of supporting terrorist activities on March 29, at the same place.
The charge, under Section 130J(1)(b) of the Penal Code, provides for the same punishment, if convicted.
The accused were represented by lawyer Che Sharif Mat, except Nor Azmi, who is represented by lawyer Shalehhuddin Salam. – Bernama