KUALA LUMPUR – Joint Malay NGO chairman Datuk Jamal Md Yunus who is also the Sungai Besar Umno Division chief was detained at 8.50pm last night at the Ampang Jaya Police Headquarters.
He was detained under Section 105 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) in relation to his remarks of an alleged rioting during a rally in Petaling Street today.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said Jamal has been taken to the Dang Wangi Police Station for further investigation.
Jamal arrived at the Ampang Jaya police station at 7.45 pm in relation to his police report on Wednesday about allegations that he would stomp on the poster of Tun Mahathir Mohamad and spit on his face and alleged attempt to rape an artiste.
The Sungai Besar UMNO division chief was accompanied by two lawyers led by Suzana Norlihan of Suzana Norlihan and Co.
Earlier, Jamal told reporters in front of the Ampang Jaya police station that he was not involved in the proposed rally in Petaling Street and would not turn up tomorrow.
He denied links to the rally and said would be in Sungai Besar, Selangor, for the sacrifice ceremony to mark Aidil Adha celebrations.
The planned rally in Petaling Street tomorrow was to protest the presence of foreigners who sell prohibited and fake goods in the area.
Police yesterday warned they would act against anyone who tried to create trouble in Petaling Street.
On Tuesday, Mayor Datuk Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) disallowed rallies in Petaling or other areas as they can disrupt public order.