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Promoting terrorism: Indonesian, ex-M’sian soldiers jailed
Published on: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
By: Bernama

PUTRAJAYA: An Indonesian national and two Malaysian ex-soldiers were sentenced to 12 years’ jail and eight years jail, respectively, by the Court of Appeal Monday for conspiring to promote terrorism.

Indonesian Ali Saifuddin, a technician with a Malaysian permanent resident status, was sentenced to 12 years jail, while the two Malaysians, Nor Azmi Jailani and Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof, were sentenced to eight years jail each.

A three-member panel comprising Justices Datuk Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Datuk Zabidin Mohd Diah and Datuk Has Zanah Mehat ordered the three men to serve the jail sentences from the date of the arrest, which was April 5, 2015.

The panel found Ali, 31, Nor Azmi, 32 and Mohd Yusri, 32, guilty last April 8 to a charge with conspiring to promote terrorism related activities in Malaysia between Jan 30 and April 6, 2015 at a house in Pengkalan Batu Hampar, Mukim Air Putih, Pendang in Kedah and had set today for mitigation and sentencing.

According to evidence led in the High Court, the three were said to have participated in a series of discussions with a son of a former Islamic State (IS) militant on plans to kidnap four former ministers, including former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in exchange for the release of Security Offences (Special measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) detainees. – Bernama

 



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