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[Updated] Radin Imran charged with instilling terrorist ideology in family

JOHOR BARU: Five family members of the man who attacked the Ulu Tiram police station and killed two policemen last month faced nine separate charges, including encouraging terrorist acts and instilling the Islamic State (IS) ideology.

They include the man's father, Radin Imran Radin Mohd Yassin, 62, and his mother, Rosna Jantan, 59, who is Singaporean. 

Also charged are the three siblings of the male suspect who was shot dead on May 17, namely Radin Romyullah Radin Imran, 34, Farhah Sobrina Radin Imran, 23, and Mariah Radin Imran, 19. 

No plea was recorded after all nine charges were read in front of Sessions Court judge Datuk Che Wan Zaidi Che Wan Ibrahim.

Radin Imran is facing four charges.

Radin Romyullah, who is Radin Imran's eldest son is facing two charges; while Rosna, Farhah Sobrina and Mariah are facing one charge each.

For his first count, Radin Imran was charged under Section 130G(a) of the Penal Code (Act 574) for encouraging terrorist acts by instilling the ideology of the IS terrorist group.

The ideology was instilled in all his family members including Radin Luqman, 21, the suspect of the attack on the Ulu Tiram police station; his wife and three other children.

For his second charge, Radin Imran supported a terrorist act by keeping firearms in the form of four homemade air guns to carry out IS terrorist activity, which is a charge under Section 130J(1)(b) of the Penal Code.

He and Radin Romyullah were also charged for supporting the IS by pledging their loyalty to a leader of the terrorist group, Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi. This charge is under Section 130J(1)(a) of the Penal Code.

Radin Imran is also charged for being in possession of a book titled 'Hakikat Islam & Hakikat Syrik' by Abu Sulaiman Aman Abdurrahman which is related to the IS terrorist group, and is charged under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code.

Radin Romyullah, who is the second suspect was charged for being in possession of a hard disk containing material related to the IS terrorist group and terrorist actions, and was charged under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code (Act 574).

Rosna, Farhah Sobrina and Mariah, they were charged for intentionally not giving any information related to the offence committed under Section 130J(1)(a) of the Penal Code (Act 574) and Section 130G(a) of the Penal Code (Act 574). These charges are nder Section 130M of the Penal Code (Act 574).

All the accused face jail terms of between seven to 40 years or a fine or both, and all properties used to commit the offences need to be seized, upon conviction.

All of them committed the offences at a house in Jalan Rabani, Kampung Sungai Tiram between April 2017 and May 17, 2024.

Deputy public prosecutors Mohammad Mustaffa P. Kunyalam and Fazeedah Faik prosecuted.

All five of the family members were unrepresented.

Earlier, the five of them arrived at the Johor Baru Court Complex at 9am amidst tight security involving more than 30 armed police personnel.

There were also armed police personnel who closely controlled all entry and exit points at the court complex since 7am.

Mohammad Mustaffa told the court that no bail was offered to all five accused.

"Bail will not be offered to the accused who were detained under Section 13 of the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), particularly to those charged for a security offence."

The judge later said that no bail will be allowed to all five family members.

The court set July 31 for re-mention for case management for it to be transfered to the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

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