KUALA LUMPUR: DAP’s Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, worried for his safety and that of his family after feeling threatened by Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Jamal Yunos, has sought the protection of Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
Earlier, Jamal said he would “hunt down” the former de facto Law Minister if the latter was not arrested for allegedly insulting the Selangor Sultan.
Jamal brought two cut-outs of Zaid and sledgehammers to the Putra World Trade Centre, where the Umno General Assembly is being held.
According to reports, Jamal said that if the authorities did not act, the hammer would “visit” Zaid’s head.
In a tweet yesterday afternoon, Zaid expressed his fears.
“Jamal has committed acts which many would consider criminal, yet he is free to do more of the same.
“In fact, he has upped the ante, he wants to smash my head,” he told The Star.
“I hope the police can give people of this country comfort that they will get protection from people like Jamal. I too need that protection,” he said via his @zaidibrahim Twitter handle.
Later he also tweeted that he was disappointed with opposition leaders for not supporting him and planned to seek a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“I will try to see DPM Zahid as soon as he is available. After all, this is about the safety of my life and that of my family,” he added.
Earlier this week, the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, had voiced his anger and disappointment with Zaid’s jab at the Ruler on Twitter.
Zaid had tweeted on Monday that the Ruler should be “careful” with his words and that everyone would be affected if “the country burns”.
His tweets are believed to have been in response to the Sultan’s statements.
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