Home minister orders police to hunt down Jamal

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin arrives for the ‘Program Penerapan Nilai-Nilai Murni’ at the Kajang Prison As-Saadah Mosque in Kajang May 31, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin arrives for the ‘Program Penerapan Nilai-Nilai Murni’ at the Kajang Prison As-Saadah Mosque in Kajang May 31, 2018. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KAJANG, May 31 — Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said he had ordered police to seek the assistance of their Indonesian counterparts to locate and bring back fugitive Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also PPBM president, said he had ordered the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun to step up efforts in locating Jamal both locally and abroad.

“I understand he is apparently in Indonesia.

“We will ask for the cooperation from the local police there to locate him and bring him back here,” he said after attending a breaking fast event at the Kajang Prison As-Saadah Mosque this evening.

Muhyiddin said should Jamal have committed any wrongdoing, he would leave it up to the police to take the appropriate action in line with existing laws.

This comes after reports claimed the Sungai Besar Umno division leader had fled to Indonesia, a day after posting a video of himself in a palm oil plantation, alleging that he was victimised by authorities.

In the video, Jamal also pleaded for help and protection from Muhyiddin.

“(You) Want (me) to protect what?” questioned Muhyiddin.

“He knows he did wrong, and then he runs away.”

Jamal was said to have escaped from police custody while he was being charged at the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital last Friday.

He later claimed he had not fled and had instead gone to withdraw cash to settle his bail.

Yesterday, Jamal was expected to appear at the Ampang Jaya district police headquarters to explain his predicament but failed to show up.

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