2 charged in KL over ISIS fund-raising

KUALA LUMPUR • Two men, including a chef who worked in Singapore, have been charged in a Malaysian magistrates' court with acquiring funding for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

No plea was recorded yesterday from financial consultant Rohaimi Abd Rahim, 38, and chef Mohamad Fauzi Misrak, 35, according to the New Straits Times.

They were accused of using Fauzi's Maybank account to obtain money for ISIS, between December 2013 and July last year, to fund the radical group's terrorist activities.

If convicted, they could be jailed for up to 30 years, or sentenced to death if the offence caused fatalities.

They also face charges of terrorism in the High Court.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2015, with the headline '2 charged in KL over ISIS fund-raising'. Print Edition | Subscribe