Malaysian woman charged for supporting IS militant group

A 25-year-old Malaysian Muslim woman was on Friday charged by a court here for giving support to the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

PTI| Updated: Oct 31, 2014, 19:04 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur: A 25-year-old Malaysian Muslim woman was on Friday charged by a court here for giving support to the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

Ummi Khalsom Bahok, an assistant credit controller, was accused of having committed the offence at an immigration counter at the departure hall of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on October 5.

She was to have boarded an AirAsia flight to Brunei and then flown on to Istanbul to get married to one?Aqif Huessin Rahaiza, reportedly a member of the IS, according to state-run Bernama news agency.

Ummi Khalsom was charged by a sessions court under penal code relating to offences involving acts of terrorism.

She faces an alternative charge of flying to Brunei to give support to IS by entering Syria after flying from Brunei to Istanbul and to get married to Aqif Huessin for the benefit of the militant group.

Ummi Khalsom can be imprisoned for life or up to 30 years, or fined, and is liable to forfeiture of any property used or intended to be used in connection with the commission of the offence, upon conviction.

The charge does not have provision for bail.