KUALA LUMPUR: A police lance corporal has claimed trial here at the Kuala Lumpur High Court to three counts of committing terrorist-related offences.
29-year-old lance corporal Mustaza Abdul Rahman was charged today in court for knowingly supporting terrorist agendas involving the use of explosives.
The policeman is alleged to have committed the offence with the intention to pursue an ideological struggle, of which could be interpreted as an intention to threaten the public or disrupt the peace of the public in Malaysia.
He was charged under Section 130J(1)(b) of the Penal Code for giving support to the commission of a terrorist act.
He faces a second charge of having reason to believe that the terrorist offences under Section 130G(c), 130J(1)(a) and 130J(1)(b) of the same Code were committed, and intentionally failing to provide any information on the offences as required under the law.
For this, he was charged under Section 130M of the Penal Code, and is liable for imprisonment of up to seven years or a fine, upon conviction.
The third charge read that the policeman had knowingly given support to the Daesh militant group by pledging loyalty (berbai’ah) through the Telegram app on his phone.
This charge, under Section 130J(1)(a) of the Penal Code, provides for a maximum of 30 years or a fine and forfeiture of any property used or intended to be used in connection with the commission of the offence, upon conviction.
The offences were allegedly committed at Unit G7-1-1, Block Iksora, Kuala Muda District Police Apartments in Sungai Petani, Kedah between March 30 and July 29 this year.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohamad Mustaffa P. Kunyalam later told Judicial Commissioner Nordin Hassan that 10 witnesses would be called to testify.
JC Nordin then fixed Jan 25 and 27 for trial.
It’s disheartening to see that the very same officer who swore an oath to protect our country and its interests, swear allegiance to a terrorist cell that’s hell-bent on destroying world peace.
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Cited from The Star