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Four Malaysians charged over promoting Syria terrorism

Published on May 23, 2014 6:20 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian courts on Friday charged three men and a woman from the Muslim-majority country over promoting terrorism in strife-torn Syria.

The four were among 11 Malaysians arrested since late last month in an operation to crack down on Islamic terror suspects, who using claims of humanitarian work as cover.

Two others of those arrested remain under investigation, while five will be released, according to police.

A prosecutor said the three men and a woman, all in their 20s, were charged in separate courts across the country with "promoting or supporting jihad (holy war) to go to Syria".

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