Jamal: I was trying to tell police I’d been hit

Red Shirts leader Datuk Jamal Yunus (left, centre) speaks to editors of Malaysiakini at a café near the latter's office in Petaling Jaya, November 3, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Red Shirts leader Datuk Jamal Yunus (left, centre) speaks to editors of Malaysiakini at a café near the latter's office in Petaling Jaya, November 3, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos has denied accusing the police of assaulting him, saying that he meant to tell the authorities instead that he had been punched.

News portal Malaysiakini reported Jamal as saying that he had asked the police to allow him to chase his assailants, whom he reportedly claimed to be PKR supporters, during a scuffle between the Red Shirts movement and the police at the Ampang Point mall here yesterday that left him with a bloody nose.

“When the incident took place, I didn’t say the police hit me, but I had wanted to tell the police I had been hit.

“However, perhaps because of the chaotic situation it appeared as if I had said the police hit me. However the ones who hit me were the group from that ‘haram jadah’ (bastard),” Jamal was quoted saying at the Pandan Indah police station here today.

In a Malaysiakini report yesterday that uploaded a video of the scuffle, Jamal was heard shouting: “Polis tumbuk saya!” (the police punched me!).

Wanita PKR chief Zuraida Kamaruddin said today she would take legal action against Jamal for accusing her followers of punching him in the face.

Followers of the Red Shirts movement were reportedly chasing Zuraida as she and PKR members promoted the Bersih 5 rally at the Ampang Point mall. The Red Shirts then tussled with the police.

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