Malaysian father of two charged with recruiting members for ISIS

Saidin Yaacob (centre), who has been accused of recruiting two individuals into ISIS, is led away by masked policemen.
Saidin Yaacob (centre), who has been accused of recruiting two individuals into ISIS, is led away by masked policemen.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

BALING (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A contractor and father of two children has been charged at the magistrate's court in the town of Baling, Malaysia's state of Kedah, with recruiting two individuals into the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group three years ago.

The accused, Saidin Yaacob, 49, was charged with committing the offence between January and September 2013.

According to the charge sheet, the accused had knowledgably recruited Ishak Haya and Abdul Halid Dari as ISIS members.

No plea was recorded.

The accused nodded to show he understood the charges when they was read to him by a court interpreter.

Magistrate Mohd Izmi Ibrahim fixed Oct 12 for remention of the case before it is transferred to the Kuala Lumpur High Court.