2 men claim trial in Malaysia to charges of helping ISIS militants

Rohaimi Abd Rahim (left) and Mohamad Fauzi Misrak (centre) at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on Jan 18, 2016.
Rohaimi Abd Rahim (left) and Mohamad Fauzi Misrak (centre) at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on Jan 18, 2016.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A chef and a financial consultant have claimed trial at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (Jan 18) to a charge of arranging to facilitate acquisition and control of property for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists.

Mohamad Fauzi Misrak, 36, who worked as a chef in Singapore, and Rohaimi Abd Rahim, 39, were believed to have committed the offence 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 of the same Act, which carries the death sentence or up to 30 years' jail and a fine upon conviction.

On Monday, Justice Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah ordered for the case to be transferred to another High Court for the duo to be jointly tried under section 130G(c) of the Act.

The case before Justice Azman Abdullah was set to be heard from Feb 2 to Feb 5.

 

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

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

Mohamad Fauzi was charged with conspiring with Rohaimi by allegedly allowing his Maybank account to be used.

Mohd Fitri Asmuni and Abdul Halim Mohd Husin represented both of the accused and Deputy Public Prosecutor Aznika Mohd Alias acted for the prosecution