Joint Malaysia-Indonesian Police Manhunt For Fugitive Jamal Yunos

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KAJANG, Jun 1 – The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will join forces with Indonesian authorities on a manhunt to locate the whereabouts of Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos who is believed to have fled to an island in the neighbouring country.

According to a local newspaper, Jamal, who is also Sungai Besar Umno division chief, is believed to have escaped to Tanjung Balai, Karimun Besar, Indonesia, two days after he was charged at the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital on Friday. Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the police have intensified efforts to locate and bring Jamal back to the country.

“I have asked the Inspector-General of Police to track down Jamal and as he is believed to be in Indonesia we will work with the police over there to bring him back. Whatever offence he had committed, I leave it to the police to take action,” he told reporters after a Ramadan programme at the Kajang Prison Department mosque here today.

Earlier, Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat confirmed that an arrest warrant against Jamal was issued after he failed to give his response within a stipulated time to facilitate ongoing investigations and procedures.

Yesterday, in an eight-minute video recording sent to the media, Jamal claimed that there was a concerted plan by certain parties in power to instruct the police to frame him, even though the police had assured him that he only needed to complete his bail documentation.

On May 25, Jamal was discovered missing from the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital at around 5.30pm when a Shah Alam Court assistant registrar arrived at his ward to process the bail. — Bernama

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