KLANG: The ringleader of the Ayah Yie Tiger 99 group (AYT 99), known to his followers as Ayah Yie, claimed trial at the Sessions Court today to two counts of illegal possession of firearms and bullets.
On the first count, civil servant Masyre Mohamed Narizan, 39, was charged under Section 7 of the Firearms (Increased Penalties) Act 1971 with illegal possession of Cal.45, Taurus 9mm and CZ75.
On the second count, Masyre was charged under Section 8(a) of the Firearms Act 1960 with illegal possession of eight SME 9mm and four S&B.45 live bullets.
He was accused of committing the offences at No 20, Jalan Seri Tanjung 16, Taman Seri Andalas here at 2.30pm on Jan 31.
For the first offence, Masyre faces the death penalty or life imprisonment and whipping, if convicted.
For the second offence, he faces a jail term of up to seven years, or a fine amounting to not more than RM10,000, or both, if found guilty.
Masyre pleaded not guilty to the charges read before judge Datuk Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain.
Deputy public prosecutor Ainun Zafirah Abdul Halim prosecuted the case and Masyre was represented by Ozier Farhan.
The judge then fixed the case for mention on Apr 17.
In the same proceeding, Masyre and 11 other members of AYT 99 were charged under the Security Offences and Special Measures Act (Sosma) with alleged involvement in organised crime activities.
The 11 members, aged between 28 and 43, were Azukismi Che Abdullah; Nik Arzahar Nik Mat; Mohd Azizan Ibrahim; W Mohd Ihsan W Razali; Mohd Faizal Ramli; Muhamad Fakhrurazi Ali; Nuriasbat Mohd Maamon; Mohamad Sharfiq Mohamed Ali; Rustam Tanni; Mohamad Noor Helmie Zainal Abidin; and Mohd Japri Abu Samah.
They allegedly committed the offence at the Red Warrior Muay Club, No 11A, 3rd floor, Jalan Sentul in Pandamaran here, between May 2017 and Jan 22, 2020.
The offence under Section 130V(1) of the Penal Code carries a jail term of at least five years and not more than 20 years.
No plea was recorded after the charges were read separately to them before judge Zamzani.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Izhanudin Alias, Mohamad Suffian Jaafar and Muhammad Asyraf Minhad prosecuted the case.
No bail was offered to the accused.
Judge Zamzani denied all of the accused bail and set Apr 17 for mention.
The court room was packed to the brim as all the 12 accused’s family members were present.
On Monday, police announced that they had crippled the group which has been active since 2012 after they were detained at locations in Selangor and Kelantan on Jan 22.