Bukhori and family have always been reserved, say neighbours

MUHAMED BASYIR

BAYAN LEPAS: Bukhori Che Noor, who was sentenced to seven years for a terror financing offence yesterday, had kept a low profile in his neighbourhood.

Bukhori’s neighbour, who declined to be named, told the New Straits Times that he did not even know the former’s name.

“What? Bukhori? His name is Bukhori? I have never spoken to him. That’s why I do not know his name. My wife and I have seen his wife outside their unit once in a while, but we have never spoken to her.

“We thought they were too shy to talk to others, so we didn’t approach them either,” he said at his condominium yesterday.

The neighbour said he had not seen Bukhori in a while.

“It looks like only his wife and two children are living in the unit,” he said.

Another resident at the condominium, who only wanted to be known as Siti Asmah, said she rarely saw the technician at the condominium despite living on the same floor and running a nasi lemak stall outside the condominium.

“It has been a while since I saw him. I have never seen him or his family members talking to anyone.

“I talk to many of the residents. But, the most I got from his wife and children was a smile and nothing more. We have never spoken to each other nor have they bought nasi lemak from me,” said the 37-year-old woman.

The NST visited Bukhori’s home and caught a glimpse of movement inside, but no one answered the door.

Bukhori was sentenced to seven years’ jail yesterday by the Kuala Lumpur High Court for a terror-financing offence.

He pleaded guilty to providing financial services by allowing his bank account to be used for withdrawal and deposit purposes, which benefited Syria-based Islamic State militant Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi.