Nor Farkhan Mohd Isa (centre) is escorted by police officers at the Johor Baru Sessions Court where he was charged with possessing of Islamic State (IS) reading materials. Pic by Izlaily Nurul Ain Hussein

JOHOR BARU: A 31-year-old man was charged at the Sessions Court today for possessing of Islamic State (IS) reading materials last month.

Nor Farkhan Mohd Isa was accused of having in his possession three copies of Edition 1 to 16 of Tarbiyah Jihadiyah which contained IS-related activities.

He allegedly committed the offence at No 18, Jalan Nakhoda 21, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai at 11am on April 20.

The charge was read out before judge Faiz Dziyauddin. No plea was recorded from Farkhan.

The accused was charged under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code which carries a maximum of 7 years imprisonment and fine including revocation of rights to any of the items, upon conviction.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Suhaili Sapun prosecuted the case , while the accused was unrepresented.

The case is set for mention July 3.

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