Two men, Muhammad Hassan Syauqi Omar, 23 (left, front) and Mohd Shaifful Jaafar, 31 (left, behind) have been charged at the magistrate's court here today with funding terror-related activities two years ago. (pix by OMAR OSMAN)

SUNGAI PETANI: Two men have been charged at the magistrate's court here today with funding terror-related activities two years ago.

Muhammad Hassan Syauqi Omar, 23, was slapped with three counts of charges while Mohd Shaifful Jaafar, 31, was slapped with only one charge.

No plea were recorded from both the accused after the charges were read to them before Magistrate Adibah Husna Zainal Abidin.

For the first charge, Muhammad Hassan was alleged to have directly provided banking services by allowing a RM100 deposit into his Maybank account, with reasons to believe that some part or all of the amount would be used for the benefit of militant Muhammad Fudhail Omar, 25.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at No 955, Jalan Bukit Puteri 11/3A, Bandar Puteri Jaya, Sungai Petani about 4.36pm on April 28, 2015.

For the second charge, the accused was alleged to have directly provided banking services by allowing a RM200 deposit into his account, with reasons to believe that some part or all of the amount would be used for the benefit of militant Muhamad Fudhail on May 1, 2015 at the same location.

For the third charge, he was accused of directly providing banking services by allowing a RM2,000 deposit into his Maybank account with reasons to believe that some part or all of the amount would be used for the benefit of militant Wan Mohd Aquil Wan Zainal Abidin, 38, about 3pm on April 29, 2015, at the same location.

All the three charges were filed under Section 130 O(1)(b) of the Penal Code which is punishable under Section 130 O(1)(bb) of the same Act which carries minimum seven years' imprisonment and fine, upon conviction.

Meanwhile, Mohd Shaifful was charged with handing RM890 to Muhammad Hassan through his Maybank account with reasons to believe that some part or all of the amount would be used to fund terror-related activity.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at a house, No 1605, Lorong Teja 34, Taman Keladi, Sungai Petani about 9.15pm April 12, 2015.

He was charged under Section 130 N(b) of the Penal Code which carries minimum seven years' imprisonment and fine, upon conviction.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Faraheen Yahya prosecuted in Muhammad Hassan's cases while Deputy Public Prosecutor Noor Farahin Ibrahim handled prosecution on Mohd Shaifful.

Muhammad Hassan was represented by lawyer Syafiqah Abdul Razak while Mohd Shaifful was not represented.

The court fixed August 6 for mention to transfer the cases to the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

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