Four jailed for 90 years in total for terror plan

KUALA LUMPUR • Four men, including two brothers, have been jailed for a combined 90 years after they were found guilty of terrorism-related charges.

Siblings Mohd Anwar Azmi, 33, and Mohd Nurkamal, 30, were sentenced to 25 years each, while Izwan Shameer Suzaimi, 25, and Muhammad Luqman Hakim Abdul Aziz, 22, each received 20-year terms.

High Court Judicial Commissioner Nordin Hassan said the offences committed were serious and the court had a duty to mete out a sentence that would deter others from committing the same offence.

The accused were charged with inciting, promoting or soliciting property for the commission of terrorist acts under the Penal Code, which provides for jail terms of up to 30 years.

They were arrested by the Bukit Aman Counter Terrorism Unit in Hulu Langat, close to Kuala Lumpur, on April 25 last year over a conspiracy to attack government buildings, nightclubs and other entertainment outlets and were found to be in possession of chemicals and materials used to make explosives.

THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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