July 2 hearing for man and Filipino brother-in-law charged with becoming Abu Sayyaf members

12 Feb 2018 / 15:08 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here today fixed nine days, from July 2, to hear the case of a man and his brother-in-law facing charges with becoming members of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group and not disclosing information on the group.
A local, Hajar Abdul Mubin,25, and his Filipino brother-in-law, Abdul Syamir Dabilin, 25, were believed to be among 19 suspects who attempted to stage an attack at the closing ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 (KL2017) on Aug 30.
Judge Datuk Mohd Sofian Abd Razak set the dates after being informed by the prosecution, conducted by deputy public prosecutor Azlina Rasdi, that the Attorney-General's Chamber had rejected a representation by Hajar for the charge against him to be dropped.
"The Attorney-General's Chamber rejected the representation submitted by Hajar, request the court to fix the dates of hearing together with his (Hajar) brother-in-law, Abdul Syamir because it involves the same witnesses," she said.
According to Azlina, 12 prosecution witnesses would be called to testify.
On Dec 11 last year, Hajar and Abdul Syamir, both construction workers, pleaded not guilty to the charges made against them.
Hajar, from Sabah, who is believed to be the mastermind in planning the attack at the closing ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games 2017, was charged with becoming a member of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group.
The offence, under Section 130KA of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment which may extend for life and shall also be liable to fine, if found guilty.
He was charged with committing the offence at ZA 2-14 Lorong Pangsa Baiduri 2, Taman Desa Baiduri, Cheras between 2010 and Aug 30, 2017.
Abdul Syamir was charged under Section 130M of the Penal Code with knowingly omitting information about the group at the same place, time and date and faced an imprisonment for up to seven years, or fine, or both, if found guilty.
Hajar and Abdul Syamir were represented by lawyer Zaini Bakar. — Bernama


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