SHAH ALAM: A 28-year-old man has been charged in a magistrate’s court here with involvement in terrorism activities.
Mohd Shaifful Shahril Ramli nodded to indicate that he understood the four charges read out to him before magistrate Siti Shakirah Mohtaruddin.
He is alleged to have provided support to the Islamic State (IS) militant group via the Telegram app under the names of Putra Zulkarnain and Anonymous/Anonimous between March 25 and June 30.
The charge under Section 130J(1)(a) of the Penal Code carries a maximum jail sentence of 30 years or a fine upon conviction.
He is also charged under Section 130j(1)(b) with the commission of terrorist acts, which carries a punishment of lifetime imprisonment or 30 years’ jail and a fine.
The self-employed also faces a maximum of seven years jail time or a fine for allegedly possessing a sweater and a flag associated with the IS terrorist group, which is an offence under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code.
He is also charged with possession of explosives that contain mixture of sodium chloride and sucrose, both of which function as “oxidizer” and “fuel” listed under Section 2 of the Explosive Act 1957.
The offence is punishable under Section 8 of the same Act and carries a seven-year jail term, a RM10,000 fine, or both.
All of the offences allegedly took place at his home at 3 Lorong Indah 1, Kampung Sri Indah B, Sungai Buloh, Selangor.
No plea was recorded and the court set Sept 20 for remention pending document submission before the case is transferred to the High Court.
DPP Cheng Heng Kher prosecuted, while Shaifful was represented by K.A. Ramu.