KUALA LUMPUR – A zoo keeper pleaded not guilty at the High Court here today to charges of giving support to the Daesh terrorist group and possession of terrorism-related items.
Mohd Sharullizam Ramli, 31, made the plea after the charges were read out to him before Judge Datuk Indera Mohd Sofian Tan Sri Abd Razak.
On the first count, he was charged with knowingly supporting the Daesh terrorists through the Telegram application on his mobile phone under the name ‘Sharul’ at 177-B5, Batu 11, Gombak here between March 25 and June 29 last year.
The charge, under Section 130J(1)(a) of the Penal Code, carries life imprisonment or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 years, or with fine, and shall also be liable to forfeiture of any property used in connection with the commission of the offence, if convicted.
Mohd Sharullizam was also charged with possession of items related to the Daesh militant group, namely a car sticker, headband and a flag with the logo of the militant group at the same address at 1.20pm on July 19 last year.
The charge, under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the same law, provides an imprisonment for up to seven years, or fine, if convicted.
Deputy public prosecutor Azlina Rasdi prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented.
The court set July 31 for mention. – BERNAMA