30 Jun '15, 12pm

Father, son who fought alongside #IslamicState get jail in Malaysia terrorism case

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian who fought alongside the Islamic State group in Syria was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday (Jun 30) for planning terror attacks aimed at installing an Islamic regime in his home country, a prosecutor said. Murad Halimmuddin, 49, along with his son Abu Daud, 25, pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges in the high court, said prosecutor Shukor Abu Bakar. Daud was jailed for 12 years. "The court was told that Murad had returned from Syria last year," Shukor told AFP, adding he was spiritual leader of a group called "Fisabilillah". Murad and his son "had admitted in court that they planned to kidnap politicians, raid army camps for weapons and overthrow the government," he said. Shukor also said four other members of Murad's group pleaded not guilty to terror-related charges in the high court. All the suspects were arrested by police in April. "They...

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