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Police: Jamal Detained Over Alleged Violence Involving Anti-Bersih Group

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KUALA LUMPUR: The detention of Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos has to do with incidents involving an anti-Bersih group in Teluk Intan and Sabak Bernam, says Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh.

The Bukit Aman CID director confirmed that Jamal was detained by CID officers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Wednesday morning.

“He was detained to assist investigations into violent incidents in Teluk Intan and Sabak Bernam involving anti-Bersih supporters.

“Both incidents occurred during the Bersih convoy,” he said when contacted on Wednesday.

When contacted, Jamal, who is also Sungai Besar Umno division chief, said he was detained at about 8.30am after arriving from Dubai Thursday.

Jamal said that he would be taken to the Dang Wangi police station.

“I am not sure why I am being detained but I think it’s to do with the Red Shirts,” he said.

On Oct 11, a police report was lodged against Jamal for a Facebook post allegedly threatening a repeat of the May 13, 1969 racial riots.

He has since denied that the post was made by him and said it came from a fake account.

Several other police reports have also been lodged against him and the Red Shirts.

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