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Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia’s Court of Appeal has announced that there will be no leniency in judging members and supporters of the Islamic State (IS).

In a report on recent terrorism-related cases, the court said it has issued heavier sentences for IS supporters since the beginning of 2016.

In the latest case recorded, the Kuala Lumpur High Court sentenced house builder Muhammad Kasyfullah Kassim, 38, to five years imprisonment for supporting IS activities in Syria. The sentence later changed to 12 years by the Court of Appeal.

In another case, the Court of Appeal increased a jail term for financial consultant Rohaimi Abd Rahim,39, and cafe manager Muhamad Fauzi Misrak, 37, who were convicted of making financial contributions to the IS, from three years to 15 years.

Oil palm plantation operator Muamar Gadaffi Mohamad Shafawi, 32, also faced the same judgment and had his prison term increased three-fold to 15 years, for training individuals for terrorist activities.

Meanwhile, policewoman Jusninawati Abdul Gani, 35, who was found guilty of failing to divulge information on a terrorist group, have been punished with the maximum seven years in prison for her criminal charge.-VNA