Two men in Malaysia charged over ISIS links

KUALA LUMPUR - A chef and a financial consultant in Malaysia were jointly charged in the magistrates court on Thursday with arranging to facilitate acquisition and control of property for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Mohamad Fauzi Misrak, 35, who worked as a chef in Singapore, and Rohaimi Abd Rahim, 38, were said to have committed the offence at the Subang Jaya Maybank branch between December 2013 and July 2014, Bernama news agency reported.

The charge under Section 130P of the Penal Code, read with Section 34 of the same Act, carries the death sentence or up to 30 years' jail and a fine upon conviction, said the report.

No plea was recorded, pending a transfer of the case to the High Court, according to Bernama.

The news agency said 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, the report said.

Malaysia has arrested more than 100 ISIS suspects since last year.