Local technician, Indonesian farmer, slapped with terrorism charges


KUALA LUMPUR: Two friends were hauled to the sessions court here today to face three terror-related charges.

Mohamad Awang, 41, and Indonesian Anwar, 28, both nodded their heads to indicate that they understood the charges read to them before judge Zaman Mohd Noor.

Mohamad, a technician, was charged with attempting to enter war-torn Syria with the intention to commit terror acts.

He allegedly committed the offence at Crystal Crown Hotel, No 3, Jalan Jambu Mawar, Off Jalan Kepong Utama here at noon on Feb 21.

Meanwhile, Anwar, who was a farmer in Indonesia, was charged with a similar offence and another count of possessing a video clip on his smartphone related to the Islamic State (IS) terror group, at the same place and time.

Zaman did not allow bail and fixed April 28 for mention, and ordered both accused to appoint a lawyer before having their case transferred to the High Court.

Deputy public prosecutor Nurfaida Mohd Rashidee prosecuted.