Factory technician Mohamad Awang, 41, and Anwar, 28, from Jawa Barat, pleaded not guilty to attempting to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Syria and possessing items related to militant activity nine months ago charges. Pix by Yazit Razali

KUALA LUMPUR: Two men including an Indonesian were charged at the High Court with attempting to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Syria and possessing items related to militant activity nine months ago.

Factory technician Mohamad Awang, 41, and Anwar, 28, from Jawa Barat, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them before Judge Datuk Aman Abdullah today.

Mohamad, from Batu Pahat, and Anwar were charged with heading to Syria via Tehran, Iran, to commit a terror act there.

The offence was allegedly committed in front of Crystal Crown Hotel, No 3 Jalan Jambu Mawar, Jalan Kepong Utama, at 12pm on Feb 21.

They face a jail term of up to 30 years and a fine, upon conviction.

Anwar who worked as a farmer was also charged with possessing 17 images and four videos related to the militant group in his ‘rose gold’ handphone at the same place and time.

The offence carries a maximum jail term of seven years, or fine, and forfeiture of property used or intended to be used in connection with the commission of the offence.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhammad Fadzlan Mohd Noor prosecuted while the duo were unrepresented.

The court fixed Dec 7 for mention.

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