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Three Men Acquitted On Charge Of Promoting Terrorism

Pic: New Straits TimesPic: New Straits TimesKUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today acquitted and discharged three men, including an Indonesian, on a charge of promoting terrorism.

Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman made the decision after finding the defence by the three men - Ali Saifuddin, 30, who is an Indonesian national, Nor Azmi Jalani, 30, and Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof, 29, suceeded in raising reasonable doubts against the prosecution's case.

"Their testimony is always consistent. Therefore, the court acquitted and discharged the three accused," he said.

However, the court allowed a stay of their release pending an appeal by the prosecution, represented by deputy public prosecutor Mohd Nordin Ismail, as the accused were detained under the Security Offences (Special measures) Act 2012.

Following which, the three men would be held in remand at the Sungai Buloh Prison.

There three men were charged in the Alor Setar Sessions Court on April 30, 2015 with conspiring to promote terrorism related activities in Malaysia between Jan 30 and April 6 the same year at a house in Pengkalan Batu Hampar, Mukim Air Putih, Pendang.

They were charged under Section 130G(a) of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 120B(1) of the same Code, whereby they can be jailed up to 30 years and fined, if convicted.

Lawyers Syahredzan Johan, Faridah Mohamed and Mohd Kamarul Arifin Mohd Wafa represented Ali, Nor Azmi and Mohd Yusri, respectively.