Ja­mal Yunos ar­rested

> Red Shirts leader de­tained on ar­rival at KLIA and re­manded for two days

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY ASH­WIN KUMAR

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.

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