Malaysia duo deny aiding IS militants

Malaysia duo deny aiding IS militants

KUALA LUMPUR - A chef and a financial consultant claimed trial at the High Court here to a charge of arranging to facilitate acquisition and control of property for Islamic State terrorists.

Mohamad Fauzi Misrak, 36, who worked as a chef in Singapore, and Rohaimi Abd Rahim, 39, were believed to have committed the crime at the Subang Jaya Maybank branch between December 2013 and July 2014.

Both of them were charged under Section 130P of the Penal Code, read with Section 34, which carries the death sentence or up to 30 years jail and a fine upon conviction.

Justice Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah ordered the case to be transferred to another High Court and the two be jointly tried before Justice Azman Abdullah and with another charge under Section 130G(c) of the Penal Code.

Azman set Feb 2 to 5 for their joint trial.

It was the first time their pleas were recorded after the case was transferred from a magistrate's court to the High Court.

On Nov 11 last year, Rohaimi was charged with soliciting for property for IS militants through a blog called Revolusi Islam.com.

Mohamad Fauzi was accused of conspiring with Rohaimi and allegedly allowing his Maybank account to be used.

Both accused were represented respectively by Mohd Fitri Asmuni and Abdul Halim Mohd Husin. The Deputy Public Prosecutor was Aznika Mohd Alias.

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