Ex-Sabah Minister Mojuntin goes to jail

(The Star) – Former Berjaya minister minister Datuk Conrad Mojuntin began serving his six-month jail sentence on Monday, for threatening a businessman three years ago.

His application for leave to challenge the Jan 3 High Court decision to sentence him to six months’ imprisonment was not granted by the Court of Appeal that sat here Monday.

The Court directed the former state minister to serve his six-month prison term for criminal intidimation of a businessman.

Justices Datuk Tengku Baharudin Shah Tengku Mahmud, Datuk Md Raus Sharif and Datuk Abdull Hamid Embong heard the application. They also revoked his RM5,000 bail.

Conrad, 60, was sentenced to six months jail and fined RM2,000 in default of three months’ jail for criminally intimidating businessman Doughty Disimon, 30, outside the SJD Cafe and Sports in Donggonggon in Penampang near here at 3.30am on Oct 23, 2005.

The assault incident was linked to the shooting death of 19-year-old fishmonger Anthony Chang.

Conrad, who was state minister youth, culture and sports in the early 1980s, was represented by Zahir Shah with the prosecution headed by Manoj Kumar.