Arrest warrant issued for fugitive Jamal

Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos

KUCHING, June 1: The Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun has obtained an arrest warrant from the Ampang Magistrate’s Court today for the apprehension of Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos.

In a statement today, Mohd Fuzi said the police had given ample time for Jamal to response appropriately and to cooperate with the police with regards to his own case.

“Instead of reporting himself to the police, the Sungai Besar UMNO division chief has come out with a public statement, portraying his safety as threatened,” said Mohd Fuzi.

He said the police had obtained the warrant to arrest Jamal for resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension under Section 224 of Penal Code.

Mohd Fuzi urged the public to report to the nearest police station should they have any information on Jamal.

The latter who is also known as the Red-Shirt movement leader was charged with committing public nuisance by smashing bottles of alcoholic drinks in front of the Selangor State Secretariat building in Shah Alam on Oct 5, 2017.

Jamal faces a total of six charges, with three more brought against him while he was admitted at Ampang Putri Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, last week. He made headlines for absconding before completing his bail arrangement on May 25.

He was supposed to appear in person at the Ampang police district headquarters and cooperate with the police on May 30 but failed to do so. Instead, he released a video clip claiming there was a concerted effort to take action against him, with the aid of the police.

He also claimed there were hidden hands plotting to take him down. — DayakDaily