Malaysian duo jailed for helping ISIS

KUALA LUMPUR • A financial consultant and a chef have been jailed for three years each by the High Court here on three charges related to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group.

Justice Azman Abdullah meted out the sentences to Rohaimi Abdul Rahim and Mohamad Fauzi Misrak after they admitted to the charges.

Rohaimi was charged with soliciting for property for ISIS militants through a blog, Revolusi, while Mohamad Fauzi was charged with conspiring with Rohaimi by allowing his Maybank account to be used.

They committed the offence at a house in Jalan Raja Ali, in Kampung Baru, between March 29 and Oct 13, 2014. The offence is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine.

They were also jointly charged with helping in the acquisition and control of property for ISIS terrorists.

The offence was committed at the Subang Jaya Maybank branch between December 2013 and July 2014.

The charge carries the death sentence or up to 30 years' jail and a fine on conviction.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 03, 2016, with the headline 'Malaysian duo jailed for helping ISIS'. Print Edition | Subscribe