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A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. — Reuters picA member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Two friends were charged in the Sessions Court here today with attempting to go to Syria to commit terrorist acts there.

No plea was taken from Mohamad Awang, 41, a technician and Anwar, 28, an Indonesian farmer.

They allegedly committed the offence in front of Crystal Crown Hotel in Jalan Jambu Mawar, Off Jalan Kepong Home here, at 12.00pm on February 21.

The charge under Section 130JA of the Penal Code read together with Section 511 of the same Code carries a maximum 30 years imprisonment and a fine, on conviction.

Anwar stands accused on another charge of keeping a Islamic State-related video in his mobile phone.

He allegedly committed the offence at the same place, time and date, under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum seven years imprisonment or a fine, and forfeiture of any relevant asset.

Judge Zaman Mohd Noor fixed April 28 for remention.

Deputy public prosecutor Nurfaida Mohd Rashidee appeared for the prosecution while the duo was unrepresented. — Bernama

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