Online traders in Malaysia accused of funding terrorism – report
A local court in Malaysia charged two online traders for providing services for terror purposes.
Three charges were filed against Muhammad Hassan Syauqi Omar, 23, and one charge against Mohd Shaiful Mohd Jaafar, 31, Malaysian government news agency Bernama reported.
The charges were made before the local court under Adibah Zainal Abidin on Sunday.
Syafiqah Abdul Razak represented Muhammad Hassan while Mohd Shaiful was not represented, the report said.
The prosecution is represented by deputy public prosecutors Nurul Faraheen Yahya and Noor Farahin Ibrahim.
“In the first charge, Muhammad Hassan was charged with directly providing financial services by allowing RM100 to be deposited into his bank account, knowing that the money would be used by or to benefit a terrorist by the name of Muhammad Fudhail Omar, 25,” the report said.
The offense was allegedly made at Jalan Bukit Puteri 11/3A, Bandar Puteri Jaya at 4.36pm on April 28, 2015.
The second charge, meanwhile, was for “allegedly allowing RM200 to be deposited into his account for use by the same man and at the same location at 8.19 p.m. on May 1, 2015.”
“He was also charged with a similar offence by allowing RM2,000 to be deposited into his account for a terrorist named Wan Mohd Aquil Wan Zainal Abidin, 38, at the same location at 3.03pm on April 29, 2015,” Bernama reported.
Mohd Shaiful was charged for “directly giving RM890 to Muhammad Hassan via his bank account, knowing that the money would be used for a terrorist act.”
It was allegedly committed at Lorong Teja 34, Taman Keladi, at 9.15 p.m. on April 12, 2015. –FM /atm