Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions
1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida
and associated individuals and entities



Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 21 May 2009

Zaini Zakaria was listed on 9 September 2003 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1390 (2002) as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” Jemaah Islamiyah (QE.J.92.02).

Additional information:

Zaini Zakaria is a member of Jemaah Islamiyah (QE.J.92.02) and worked in its Malaysia stronghold with Hambali, listed as Nurjaman Riduan Isamuddin (QI.I.87.03). In 2000, he was directed by Mohamed Atef, also known as Sobhi Abdel Aziz Mohamed el Gohary Abu Sinna (deceased), to enroll in flight training school. With two other individuals - Abderraouf Jdey (not listed), who is wanted in the United States of America for his connection with Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), and Zacarias Moussaoui (not listed), who was sentenced on 4 May 2006 to life imprisonment in the United States of America for his involvement in the preparation of the attacks of 11 September 2001 - Zaini Zakaria was identified by Al-Qaida senior leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (not listed) as a candidate for a second wave of similar attacks.

Zaini Zakaria was arrested by Malaysian police on 18 December 2002 and detained under the Internal Security Act of Malaysia until 12 February 2009. 

Related listed individuals and entities:

Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2002
Jemaah Islamiyah (QE.J.92.02), listed on 25 October 2002

Nurjaman Riduan Isamuddin (QI.I.87.03), listed on 28 January 2003
Abu Rusdan (QI.R.186.05), listed on 16 May 2005
Zulkarnaen (QI.Z.187.05), listed on 16 May 2005
Abu Bakar Ba'asyir (QI.B.217.06), listed on 21 April 2006