Teenager among six charged in Malaysia over terror plots
Five men and a teenager were charged in a Malaysian court on Wednesday (May 20) with plotting terror attacks in the country.
The six, who were arrested last month, had allegedly planned attacks on more than five targets, including government buildings, nightclubs and other entertainment outlets.
The suspects are Mohd Anwar Azmi, 33, Mohd Nurkamal Azmi, 30, Mohd Hafifi Tarmizi, 25, Izwan Shameer Suzaimi, 25, Muhammad Luqman Hakim Abdul Aziz, 22, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named as he is underaged.
They were charged with promoting an act of violence in Malaysia.
If found guilty, they can be jailed for up to 30 years and fined.
They are expected back in court on June 22.
The Star also reported that last month, Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division detained 11 men at the foothills of Hutan Lipur Gunung Nuang in Hulu Langat while they were mixing chemicals to make improvised explosive devices (IED).
They were arrested just as they were mixing chemicals to make the explosives.
The militants were said to have enough material to make a bomb with a 500m blast radius.
This was followed by the arrest of the cell’s senior leader at a house in Cheras.
It was the first time that IS militants had been caught red-handed with such instruments of chaos and destruction in what was been described as a new stage for the movement in this country.
Sources: AFP, The Star Online