Another two men were charged at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court today with kidnapping a Palestinian man to solicit information on software to hack mobile phones.
Mohd Zaidi Mohd Zain, 54, and Tengku Hazarul Ismail Tengku Hamid, 49, nodded after the charge was read out to them before magistrate Wong Chai Sia.
However, no plea was recorded as the case is under the High Court’s jurisdiction.
The two men were jointly charged with abducting Omar ZM Albelbaisy Raeda to obtain secret information on making and deactivating computer software used to hack mobile phones.
They were charged with committing the offence in Jalan Mayang at 10.40pm on Sept 28.
The charge, framed under Section 3 of the Kidnapping Act 1961, read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, is punishable by the death penalty or life imprisonment with the possibility of whipping, upon conviction.
Neither of the accused was allowed bail.
The court set Dec 15 for mention.
Deputy public prosecutor Kamarul Aris Kamalluddin prosecuted.
On Oct 5, it was reported that the police had rescued the 31-year-old victim a day after he was kidnapped by a group of individuals in a Toyota Vellfire MPV.
A total of 18 individuals were arrested by the police in separate operations in Kuala Langat, Ampang, Beranang in Selangor and Melaka from Sept 29 to Oct 4 in connection with the abduction of the Palestinian man, who entered the country as a tourist on Sept 21.
On Oct 14, 11 individuals were charged in the Magistrate's Court with abducting Omar.