Jamal Yunos remanded over alleged threats against Zaid

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  • Sunday, 10 Dec 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos has been remanded by the police over alleged threats made to former de facto law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

"He has been remanded for two days," Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Shaharuddin Abdullah said when contacted Sunday (Dec 10).

The case is being investigated under Section 504 of the Penal Code and Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act.

Section 504 deals with intentional insult to provoke a breach of the peace while Section 14 deals with the offence of insulting behavior.

The Sungai Besar Umno division chief was picked up by police on Saturday (Dec 9)  after attending the Umno general assembly at Putra World Trade Centre.

He arrived at the Dang Wangi police headquarters in an unmarked police car at about 9.25pm.

On Friday, Jamal said he would "hunt down" Zaid if the authorities did not arrest him over his remarks allegedly insulting the Selangor Sultan.

"I will personally hunt him down. I know where he lives," he was reported as saying.

DAP's Zaid tweeted on Monday (Dec 4) 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 who warned that the deliberate use of sensitive issues to fish for votes in the general election would destroy the country.

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