Selangor Journal

Five suspects in Ulu Tiram police station attack charged with terrorism

JOHOR BAHRU, June 19 — Five family members suspected of being involved in the Ulu Tiram police station attack last month, which caused the death of two policemen and injuring another, were brought before the Sessions Court today on terrorism-related charges.

The charges against Radin Imran Radin Mohd Yassin, 62, Radin Romyullah Radin Imran, 34, Rosna Jantan, 59, Farhah Sobrina Radin Imran, 23, and Mariah Radin Imran, 19, were read before Judge Datuk Che Wan Zaidi Che Wan Ibrahim, but no pleas were recorded from the five accused as the case comes under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

According to the charges, Radin Imran, the father of the suspects, is accused of encouraging terrorist acts by instilling the ideology of terrorism linked to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group to his wife, Rosna, his two sons, and his two daughters Farhah Sobrina and Mariah.

Radin Romyullah is one of his two sons, while the other was Radin Luqman Radin Imran, 21, who was the perpetrator behind the attack on the police station, who was subsequently shot dead during the incident.

Radin Imran was also charged with three more charges of supporting terrorist acts by keeping four air rifle-type firearms (home-made) to carry out IS activities, pledging allegiance to the terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi, and possessing a book related to IS.

All the offences were allegedly committed in a house at No. 15, Lot 1288, Jalan Rabani, Kampung Sungai Tiram, between the end of 2014 and May 17 this year.

The offence is charged under Section 130G(a) of the Penal Code, which carries a prison sentence of up to 30 years and a fine; Section 130J(1) of the Penal Code, which is life imprisonment or not more than 40 years or a fine and confiscation of the property used; and Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code which is imprisonment of not more than seven years or a fine and confiscation of the substance, if convicted.

Meanwhile, the second accused, Radin Romyullah, was charged with two charges of swearing allegiance to IS group leader Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi and possessing an “external hard disc” containing materials related to IS and the group’s activities in the same location.

The offence was allegedly committed between the end of 2014 and May 17 in accordance with Section 130J(1)(a) of the Penal Code, which carries a sentence of life imprisonment or not more than 40 years with a fine, and Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code which provides for punishment imprisonment of not more than seven years or with a fine and forfeiture of the substance, if convicted.

Rosna, a Singaporean citizen; Farhah Sobrina, and Mariah were each charged with one charge of deliberately omitting to provide information regarding crimes related to the ideology of terrorism.

All three were charged with committing the offence at the same location between April 2017 and May 17, according to Section 130M of the Penal Code, which carries a prison sentence of not more than seven years or a fine or both if convicted.

The court fixed July 31 for mention of the case to appoint a lawyer.

Deputy Public Prosecutors from the Serious Crimes Unit, Putrajaya Attorney General’s Department Mohamad Mustaffa P Kunyalam and Fazeedah Faik handled the prosecution, and all the accused were not represented by lawyers.

Earlier, the Johor Bahru Court Complex was tightly guarded by policemen from the Royal Malaysian Police’s Criminal Investigation Department as early as 8am.

In the 2.45am incident on May 17, Constable Ahmad Azza Fahmi Azhar, 22, and Constable Muhamad Syafiq Ahmad Said, 24, died after being attacked by a masked suspect armed with a machete, while Corporal Mohd Hasif Roslan, 38, was shot and reported to be stable after being treated at the Sultan Ismail Hospital.

— Bernama

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