25 years' jail for duo behind Malaysia terror act

KUALA LUMPUR • Two men have been sentenced to 25 years in jail each for throwing a hand grenade and injuring eight people at the Movida nightclub in Puchong last year.

The two - Imam Wahyudin Karjono, 21, and Jonius Indie, also known as Jahali, 24 - were also given an additional 10-year sentence each for giving support to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, reported The Star.

High Court Judge Nordin Hassan meted out the sentences after both pleaded guilty to the charges yesterday, and set both jail terms to run concurrently.

"By imposing deterrent sentences for the crimes committed by the both of you, I am also sending out a message to others, including your comrades who want to continue fighting for terror," said Judge Nordin, reported The New Straits Times.

Both men committed the offences at the Movida restaurant and bar at IOI Boulevard in Puchong, Selangor, at about 2am on June 28 last year.

Eight people were injured in the incident that police later confirmed to be the first attack by the ISIS terror group in Malaysia, reported The Star.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 30, 2017, with the headline '25 years' jail for duo behind Malaysia terror act'. Print Edition | Subscribe