Jamal Yunos, supporters charged for rioting in Ampang Point

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KUALA LUMPUR: Red Shirts leader Jamal Yunos and his nine followers claimed trial at the Sessions Court for rioting during a Bersih 5 roadshow in Ampang, here last year.

Jamal along with Reza Jamin, Ariffin Abu Bakar, Mohd Shabudin Abu Hassan, Izzrul Idris, Hasannen Zikri Harizan, Mohd Faiz Amirul Mahsan, Mohd Yusoff Mohd Sharif, Abd Razak Hassan and R Balaguru were charged under Section 147 of the Penal Code.

They were said to have committed the offence on Nov 13 last year at the Ampang Point Shopping Mall.

If convicted, they will face a maximum jail term of two years or fine, or both.

They were also slapped with an alternative charge under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act for insulting behaviour. If convicted they will be fined up to RM100. They claimed trial to the alternative charges.

Judge Rushan Lufti Mohamed granted bail of RM3,000 with a surety, to each of the 10 accused for the two charges they face.

The court fixed the next mention date on May 3.

Jamal and his followers were represented by Khairul Annuar Yussof and Izzat Zabir Sariff while deputy public prosecutor Iskandar Ahmad prosecuted.

The Sungai Besar Umno division chief previously said in September 2016 that Red Shirts would hold anti-Bersih gatherings in every location where Bersih 2.0 had planned to conduct its roadshows.

During one of the anti-Bersih gatherings last November here, Jamal was punched on the nose during a scuffle between the Red Shirts and police.

After initially blaming the police for punching him, he later accused Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin and her people for causing his bloody nose incident. Subsequently, Jamal was slapped with a defamation suit from Zuraida, who is also PKR Wanita chief.

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