Jamal Yunos arrested
> Red Shirts leader detained on arrival at KLIA and remanded for two days
KUALA LUMPUR: Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Jamal Yunos was arrested at the KL International Airport (KLIA) yesterday morning when he arrived from Dubai. He has been remanded for two days.
When met at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters, Gerakan Merah legal adviser Mohd Imran Tamrin said Jamal was remanded following several police reports lodged against him.
He said Jamal was being investigated under Section 500 and 503 of the Penal Code for defamation and criminal intimidation as well as Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act.
Mohd Imran added Jamal will be held at the Dang Wangi police lock-up.
It is learnt the arrest was made following Jamal’s remark on Facebook, dated Sept 21, where he allegedly posted: “I vow that the May 13 tragedy will be repeated and parang will fly if Bersih 5 is held at the same time, date and place as the #BERSIH5 rally scheduled on November 19. Long live the Malays!”
Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh confirmed that Jamal was detained by CID personnel at KLIA yesterday morning on arrival from Dubai.
A police report was lodged against Jamal for his Facebook post on Oct 11.
He later reportedly denied making such a posting and claimed his Facebook account had been hacked.
The posting disappeared soon after it went viral.
On Oct 9, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said it was unacceptable for Jamal to make such seditious statements and action will be taken.
“This seditious statement is unacceptable. The police will take stern and swift action,” he posted on his KBAB51 Twitter account.