Deported Jamal to touch down in KL this afternoon - lawyer

  • Jul 5, 2018
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Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos will arrive in Kuala Lumpur from Jakarta this afternoon and speculations are rife that he would be immediately taken to court to face charges.

When contacted, Jamal's lawyer Imran Tamrin confirmed his client's return.

"His flight will arrive at 2.15pm."

Police sources said Jamal would be immediately taken to court to face charges.

Imran, who is also Sungai Panjang assemblyperson, however, said he was unsure whether his client would immediately be charged or further detained under remand.

Jamal was arrested in Tebet, South Jakarta, on Monday and temporarily detained at the republic's central police headquarters before his deportation this morning.

He was first detained by police on May 22 while seeking treatment at the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital.

On May 25, while in hospital, Jamal was charged but he absconded during the bail process.

The former red-shirts leader was wanted for various offences, including under Section 290 of the Penal Code concerning public nuisance, and Section 34 of the Arms Act 1960 which concerns the carrying of a firearm while drunk or disorderly.