Police on standby to escort Jamal back, says IGP

Jamal Yunos was arrested in Indonesia yesterday and police are on standby for his extradition. (Warta Daily pic)

SHAH ALAM: Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun has assured the people that the police will try to extradite fugitive Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Yunos as soon as possible after his arrest in Indonesia yesterday.

He said there were certain procedures set by the Indonesian authorities that had to be followed through before Jamal could be brought home.

“I cannot guarantee when or how many days it will take as this will depend on the cooperation and consent from the Indonesian authorities,” he said.

“We are in contact with the authorities there and hope to bring him back as soon as possible, to enable us to take the next course of action,” he said after attending a Hari Raya open house at the Selangor police headquarters here today.

Also present were Selangor police chief Mazlan Mansor and deputy police chief Ab Rashid Ab Wahab.

Fuzi said a special team has been on standby to go to Indonesia to bring Jamal back to Malaysia.

“We have a team ready… If necessary we will go there. On his detention, I do not have detailed information but can confirm that he is doing fine,” Fuzi added.

Yesterday, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Jamal had been detained by the Indonesian police at 6.15pm.

Jamal, 48, was reported to have gone missing after he was charged while at the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital on May 25 at 5.30pm, prompting Bukit Aman to issue a warrant of arrest against him.

Among others, he was charged with causing public nuisance for smashing alcoholic beverage bottles with a hammer at the front gate of the Selangor State Secretariat building in Shah Alam on Oct 5 last year.

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