TAWAU: The High Court was told by one of the men charged with engaging in terrorism in Sabah that he was asked and paid to do so by someone.
Hooland Kalbi, who spoke in the Bajau language and translated by the court interpreter, said he was foolish for doing so, but judge P. Ravinthran told the court interpreter to explain to him (accused) that it was not necessary for him to say that as his plea would only be recorded after he had obtained a lawyer.
Hooland was among the eight Filipino charged in the High Court here today with engaging in terrorist activities in Sabah. Two of them were also charged with waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. more.