Malaysia nightclub bombers sentenced to 25 years' jail

Movida bombing suspects, Imam Wahyuddin Karjono (front) and Jonius Ondie being escorted away at the Petaling Jaya magistrate court on July 25, 2016.
Movida bombing suspects, Imam Wahyuddin Karjono (front) and Jonius Ondie being escorted away at the Petaling Jaya magistrate court on July 25, 2016.PHOTO: THE STAR PUBLICATION

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Two men have been sentenced to 25 years in jail each for throwing a hand grenade and injuring eight people at Malaysia's Movida nightclub in Selangor last year.

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

High Court Judicial Commissioner Nordin Hassan made the decision on Wednesday and set both jail terms to run concurrently.

Imam and Jonius faced eight charges under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder, and one charge under Section 8 of the Firearms (Heavy Penalties) Act 1971 for using a hand grenade to commit a crime.

The two also faced a charge under Section 130(c)(1)(b) of the Penal Code for committing terrorist acts.

 

Jonius, a factory operator from Sabah, was also charged in a separate court under Section 130J(1)(b) of the Penal Court for committing terrorist acts.

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 ISIS in Malaysia.