Photo: The Star
Photo: The Star

Two brothers, Mohd Anwar Azmi, 33, and Mohd Nurkamal, 30, were sentenced to 25 years each, while their counterparts Izwan Shameer Suzaimi, 26, and Muhammad Luqman Hakim Abdul Aziz, 23, both received 20-year terms in jail.

The five men were arrested by the Bukit Aman Counter Terrorism Unit in Hulu Langat in April last year. Apparently, they were part of a conspiracy to allegedly attack government buildings, nightclubs, prostitution centres and other entertainment outlets.

There were also chemicals and materials used to make explosives found in their possession.

After delivering the sentences, High Court Judicial Commissioner Nordin Hassan said the actions of the four would have affected the stability of the country and prevented Malaysians from living peaceful lives.

“After considering your mitigation, the court has a duty to impose a sentence that will deter others from committing the same offence in the future,” he added.