Red-shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos has been remanded for two days, the group’s legal adviser Mohd Imran Tamrin confirmed today.
Imran said the 48-hour remand order came into effect at 8.30am today after Jamal’s arrest at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
“He has been detained for two days to facilitate investigations on the purported Facebook post as well as other incidents which had occurred,” Imran told reporters outside the Dang Wangi district police headquarters today.
Jamal is being investigated under Section 500 and 503 of the Penal Code for defamation and criminal intimidation, Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act and Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act.
Imran did not discount that Jamal’s statement would also be taken for other incidents including the fracas which had occurred in Sabak Bernam two weeks ago.
Jamal, who will spend the next two days at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters, was arrested immediately upon his return to the country.
“He is being taken to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters,” his secretary Durrany Izam earlier told Malaysiakini.
Jamal arrived at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters at 10.30am in a tinted SUV.
Although he was handcuffed, he managed to wave to journalists who were waiting outside the police station.
Police had previously waited for Jamal’s return from his Dubai trip to record his statement on the clash in Sabak Bernam between the red-shirts and the Bersih 5 convoy.
Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar also announced that police would investigate the Sungai Besar Umno division chief on a posting vowing that the Bersih 5 rally would see a repeat of the May 13, 1969 race riots.
However, Jamal denied that he was behind the posting, claiming that it was made by a purportedly fake account. -Mkini