Monday, 31 March 2008
Ex-Minister Not Guilty
Conrad (left) shaking hand with his lawyer Zahir after being cleared of two criminal charges. At right is David
Sabah ex-Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Conrad Mojuntin, 60, who was cleared of prosecution for firing a shot from his shotgun that caused the death of a fishmonger in 2005, was Monday freed by the Kota Kinabalu Magistrate's Court of voluntarily causing hurt to a businessman three years ago.
Magistrate Zaini Fishir in discharging and acquitting Conrad ruled that the defence had succeeded in raising reasonable doubt against the prosecution case.
Also cleared of the charge was Conrad's nephew David George Mojuntin, 44. Conrad and David were jointly charged with voluntarily causing hurt to businessman Chee He Fatt, 45, at 4am on Oct 23, 2005 outside SJD Cafe and Sports in Donggongon Town, Penampang.
Conrad was also found not guilty of criminally intimidating businessman Doughty Disimond, 30, outside SJD Cafe and Sports at 3.30am on Oct 23, 2005 in Donggongon Town, Penampang.
The Mojuntions, who were ordered to enter their defence on June 4, 2007, were defended by Counsel Zahir Hussien Ahmad Shah. The prosecution was conducted by Senior Federal Counsel Suhaimi Ibrahim.
The prosecution will be appealing in the High Court against the Magistrate's Court judgement.