PETALING JAYA: An arrest warrant has been issued for Sungai Besar Umno division head Jamal Yunos, who absconded after being charged with three offences on May 25.
Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the warrant was issued by the Ampang Magistrate’s Court today after Jamal failed to surrender himself despite police giving him sufficient time to do so.
He said in a statement that anyone with information on Jamal’s whereabouts should inform the nearest police station.
Jamal went missing from the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, where he was receiving treatment for back pain, a few hours after he was charged there before a magistrate. He pleaded not guilty to three charges and was allowed bail of RM3,000 for each.
One of the charges alleged he had caused a public nuisance by smashing beer bottles in front of the Selangor state secretariat building in Shah Alam last year.
Yesterday, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Jamal was believed to have fled to Indonesia, and that Malaysia would seek the cooperation of Indonesian authorities to bring him back.
He also rejected Jamal’s appeal for police protection before giving himself up.
Jamal had made the appeal in a seven-minute video in which he claimed he feared for his life.