Jamal Yunos fails to show up, claims 'invisible hands' are after him (Updated)
Wed, May 30, 2018
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police will apply for a warrant of arrest today for Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos, after he repeatedly made empty promises to meet with police to validate his court bail documents.
"We have given him enough space to show up and to complete the bail documents but to date he has failed to do so. Since he has not done so, his bail is invalid and that makes him a wanted man.
"He is being probed for escaping police custody under Section 224 of the Penal Co de. We will apply for the arrest warrant tomorrow," Selangor police CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat told theSun.
Fadzil said Jamal was investigated for a total of nine offences of which he was charged for three on Friday.
He said the charges for the remaining six cases will tentatively be mounted on the fugitive in stages in the near future.
It is learnt that since his disappearance on Friday, a police hunt for Jamal has been ongoing.
Earlier today, Jamal who said he would give himself up at the Ampang district police headquarters, failed to show up to sign his court bail papers.
The fugitive had released an audio message on Tuesday to the media claiming he would meet Ampang police at 2.30pm.
His team of lawyers showed up on time at the station, but more than an hour later Jamal was nowhere to be seen.
A group of about 40 journalists and photographers, who arrived earlier and waited forJamal in heavy drizzle, were later appro ached by his lead lawyer Datuk Mohd Imran Tamrin.
"Jamal is not contactable at this time and we do not know why he has chosen not to come. Even his family doesn't know his whereabouts.
"We have also not received any further instructions from him. As his legal representatives we have given our cooperation to the police. We will leave it to them to take the next course of action but we will extend our services to him at any time required," he said.
He said it is the police's discretion to decide if they wanted to arrest the Red Shirts movement leader or merely record his statement and validate his bail documents.
In a statement he issued at about 4.30pm, Jamal said he believes there are "invisible hands" at work to ensure he faces harsh action by the law.
"After several Red Shirts participants were charged again and given bail, I feel with conviction there is an attempt by certain parties in power in ordering p olice to nail me by all means although police have assured me that I'm only needed to validate my bail documents," he said.
Jamal said he did not object to the enforcement of law against him, but he has reason to believe that he will be held under laws that would not entitle him to bail since he has been barred from leaving the country and placed on police surveillance as a "dangerous person".
"The manner I am being treated is as if I am not a citizen of this country and I am not protected by the Federal Constitution. My house was raided, my family is in fear and the way I am being hunted is as if the police are being pressured by the powers of the day, as if I had committed a serious crime and treason to my beloved country.
"I am being made the latest victim of the 'avengers' although I accept the government of the day with an open heart."
He said he will show up at the police station to fill the necessary do cuments but hopes that the police will give him more time.
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