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Court upholds eight-year prison sentence on terrorist’s older brother

The Federal Court today upheld the eight-year imprisonment meted out on a former convenience shop storekeeper for dealing with property belonging to his younger brother, who is a terrorist. — Reuters pic
The Federal Court today upheld the eight-year imprisonment meted out on a former convenience shop storekeeper for dealing with property belonging to his younger brother, who is a terrorist. — Reuters pic

PUTRAJAYA, April 11 — The Federal Court today upheld the eight-year imprisonment meted out on a former convenience shop storekeeper for dealing with property belonging to his younger brother, who is a terrorist.

This followed a decision by a panel of five judges, chaired by Appeals Court President Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin, in dismissing the appeal by Mohamed Danny Mohamed Jedi, 31, for the sentence to be reduced.

In the judgment, Zulkefli, sitting with Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop and Federal Court judges Tan Sri Ramly Ali, Tan Sri Zaharah Ibrahim and Tan Sri Aziah Ali, said after considering the facts of the case, the court could not simply change the jail sentence, unless it was erroneous in facts and law.

He said the punishment revised by the Court of Appeal was apt and appropriate.

“We dismiss your appeal. The eight-year jail sentence is upheld. Based on prison rules, if you behave well, the sentence can be reduced,” said Zulkefli.

Mohamed Danny, who is the older brother of Muhammad Wanndy, 27, was appealing against the Court of Appeal’s decision, made on Feb 6, 2017, in doubling his prison sentence to eight years, after allowing the prosecution’s appeal against the four-year jail meted out by the High Court.

Muhammad Wanndy joined the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria in 2015 and was responsible for recruiting Malaysians as members of the terror group.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court had sentenced Mohamed Danny to four years’ jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of knowingly dealing with the property belonging to Muhammad Wanndy by allowing the deposit of RM12,130 into his bank account and also the withdrawal of RM10,000 for the benefit of the terrorist.

Mohamed Danny, from Melaka, was charged with committing the offence at the Maybank Ayer Keroh branch in Malacca between January 28 and March 5 last year.

The charge, under Section 130Q(1) of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years, or fine, and liable to forfeiture of the property concerned. — Bernama

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