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Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Two men were charged for supporting the terrorism Islamic State (IS) group at Magistrate’s Court in the Malaysian easternmost state of Sabah on October 24. 

Saifullah Sulaiman, 27, was accused of giving support for a plot to stage an attack on the office of the employees cooperative in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah State, on June 25-26. He also faced charge of soliciting support for IS via social network Telegram in late March. 

Md Ayub Idris, 32, was accused of giving support to IS activities via Telegram. 

Each charge carries the penalty of imprisonment up to 30 years according to Malaysian laws. The case will be passed to Malaysia’s High Court on November 21.-VNA