Kuala Lumpur – Two Malaysians were sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur after pleading guilty for attempting to join Islamic State militants in the Middle East.
The Deputy Prosecutor, Wan-Shaharuddin Wan-Ladin, said that Mohamad Shafrein Rasid and Mohamad Yusoffe Ishak, both 27, were arrested in 2014 in Kuala Lumpur after they tried to board an Istanbul-bound flight on their way to Syria.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
He said reports indicated that more than 100 Malaysian citizens had gone to Syria and Iraq to fight in the radical Islamist movement.
Wan-Ladin said dozens of more Malaysians had been charged in court since 2014 for attempting to support the militants. (dpa/NAN)