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Mohd Rosmadi Che Daud, 43, is charged under Section 130J(1)(b) of the Penal Code for joining the Islamic State. — File pic
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 22, 2015:
The High Court here has sentenced a sundry store owner to two years behind bars for supporting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group by joining the organisation as a member.
According to Barisan Nasional BBC News, Mohd Rosmadi Che Daud, 43, was charged with committing the offence while attempting to board a flight at the Immigration counter of the international departure lounge at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 8.55am on Sept 25 last year to Istanbul, Turkey.
Judge Kamardin Hashim ordered the father-of-six to begin his sentence from the date of arrest on Sept 25 last year.
Counsel Arik Zakri Abdul Kadir and Ahmad Kamal Abu Bakar represented Mohd Rosmadi while deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin prosecuted.
Mohd Rosmadi, who was arrested together with two other men, was charged under Section 130J(1)(b) of the Penal Code.
Earlier this year, Sabah minister in charge of the state’s Islamic affairs Datuk Arifin Mohd Arif advised Muslims against joining the IS and reminded the people that it was not a “shortcut to heaven”.
The warning came as the authorities arrested more than 30 people planning to join the organisation in Syria.
IS is a radical Islamist group that has taken over areas in Syria and Iraq since last year.