KUALA LUMPUR: Red Shirts movement leader Jamal Yunos’ woes with the law are far from over, despite being released from a two-day remand earlier today.
Police had earlier said the remand was for them to question him over the fracas in Teluk Intan and Sabak Bernam recently where the Red Shirts clashed with Bersih 2.0 members.
Hours after his release today, Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said the Umno Sungai Besar division chief will also be questioned on his statement linking the Islamic State terror group to Bersih 2.0.
“We will investigate his claim. We will need to take his statement as to how he was able to link IS to Bersih,” Khalid told reporters after opening the Sixth Bestari Library at the police training centre here.
Quoting “reliable sources”, Jamal had last month said that the electoral watchdog has been infiltrated by the IS.
He also alleged that Bersih 2.0 had planned to “take over” several strategic locations during the Bersih 5 rally on Nov 19, such as airports and to topple the government.
Bersih 2.0 has since filed a lawsuit against Jamal after the latter refused to apologise.
Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had two days ago told parliament that there was no evidence that Bersih 2.0 was infiltrated by IS.