The Two Men Who Bombed Movida In Puchong Will Be Jailed For 25 Years

The men committed the terror attack at a nightclub in Puchong on 28 June 2016.

Cover image via AIZUDDIN SAAD/New Straits Times

The two ISIS supporters who threw a grenade at the Movida nightclub in Puchong have been sentenced to 25 years jail each

Imam Wahyudin Karjono, 22, and Jonius [email protected], 25, have been charged with committing a terror attack by throwing a hand grenade at the Movida nightclub in Puchong last year.

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According to a report by Bernama, the Kuala Lumpur High Court sentenced both men - 22-year-old Imam Wahyudin Karjono and 25-year-old Jonius [email protected] yesterday, 29 March, after they changed their plea to guilty.

Imam is unemployed and Jonuis was a factory operator. The terror attack left four men and four women injured, including a Chinese national.

"Out of the eight, some were seriously injured, some maimed and some have bomb shrapnel in them. The act of throwing a hand grenade is a very serious crime, and the bombing of the Movida night spot was in fact, the most serious terror related crime in Malaysia," explained Judge Datuk Nordin Hassan.

"The aim of imposing the sentence is not just for both of you, but to give a signal to those outside there and your comrades who want to continue the struggle (of supporting violence) which they feel is correct."

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Victims of the Movida bombing at the scene on 28 June 2016.

Victims of the Movida bombing at the scene on 28 June 2016.

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The duo was also charged 10 years each for supporting terror activities.

Imam and Jonius will be serving their sentences concurrently from the date of their arrest. Imam was arrested on 29 June 2016, while Jonius was picked up on 1 July 2016.

They were both charged under Section 130C (1)(b) of the Penal Code for throwing hand grenade at Movida Boulevard Sdn Bhd entertainment centre at Lot G2 & G3, Ground Floor, IOI Boulevard in Puchong at about 2am on 28 June 2016.

It was also reported that Imam was charged for spreading terror ideology through the Telegram application between 25 March and 28 June 2016

New Straits Times reported yesterday, 28 March, that Imam conducted the offense in his house at C-4-19, Block Chempaka, Jalan Indah 1, Puchong Indah, Puchong.

Jonius, on the other hand, was charged for providing support to terror acts that threatens the safety of Malaysians via the same Telegram application at Jalan Sg Condong 3, Bandar Armada Putra in Pulau Indah between 25 March and 1 July 2016.

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 the usage of hand grenade to commit a crime.

The authorities believe that the men were planning to bomb night spots in their efforts to support ISIS

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Movida nightclub, after the terrorist attack last year.

Movida nightclub, after the terrorist attack last year.

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Reports show that the duo, along with two other people, had initially wanted to bomb the Pitbull nightclub but since it was closed that night, they had changed their target to the Movida nightclub instead.

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On 28 June 2016, the accused threw a hand grenade which used a M213 Fuse at the Movida nightclub from a motorcycle:

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