Red shirts movement leader Jamal Md Yunos, who is currently overseas, will return to Malaysia tomorrow in order for the police to record his statement on what transpired when his red shirts met with the Bersih 5 convoy in Sabak Bernam last Saturday.
"Tomorrow (I'll be back in Malaysia), I am away on business (overseas)," the Sungai Besar Umno division chief told Malaysiakini via SMS.
During a separate press conference, Jamal's legal advisor Mohd Imran Tamrin confirmed that police are waiting for Jamal to return to record his statement.
However, he said this was only to assist in investigations and police are aware of Jamal's whereabouts.
"Jamal is away on business and other duties. So we have informed the police of this and they understand. We will give them our full cooperation," he added.
Imran was responding to Selangor police chief Abdul Samah Mat who ordered an investigation into the incidents which took place in Sabak Bernam, where a group of red shirts led by Jamal ran into a Bersih 5 convoy from Teluk Intan.
While police were present to act as a buffer between the two groups, some minor confrontations and exchange of words occurred, with at least one Bersih supporter being roughed up by the red shirts.
At the same press conference, Imran also represented Jamal to launch the Red Shirts Volt 2 Legal Squad, comprising 21 lawyers from various firms who would act as legal advisors to the red shirts movement.
Imran said the 21 lawyers would be providing their services for free to the group.
Asked about the suit Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah filed against Jamal for claiming the electoral reform advocacy group is linked to the Islamic State terror organisation, Imran said they have not been officially served with any legal suit on the matter.
"Until today, we have yet to receive any suit from Maria," he added. -Mkini