IGP: Jamal Yunos to be brought back as soon as possible

SHAH ALAM: The Royal Malaysian Police are working closely with their Indonesian counterparts to bring fugitive Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos (pic) back to Malaysia as soon as possible.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said however the speed of the deportation would mainly depend on the Indonesian police.

"We can't give a specific timeline on when he will be deported yet, but it will be done as soon as possible based on our agreement and cooperation with our Indonesian counterparts," he said.

Mohamad Fuzi was speaking to reporters at the Selangor police headquarters Hari Raya celebration on Tuesday (July 3).

He declined to go into the details of Jamal's arrest however, and instead said he is focused on bringing him back to face charges in Malaysia.

Jamal is currently being investigated for at least six offences, including creating public nuisance by breaking bottles of alcohol to protest the Better Beer Festival at the Selangor state secretariat building on Oct 5 last year.

The police launched a manhunt for Jamal after he was found missing from his ward at the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital on May 25.

An arrest warrant for him was issued on June 1 for the offence of escaping or resisting police custody.

Indonesian police are expected to release Jamal into the custody of Malaysian authorities by July 3 or 4, reported Indonesian portal Tribunnews.

“We will carry out the deportation process either today or tomorrow.

“The process will be done swiftly, by today or tomorrow he (Jamal) will be deported to Malaysia,” Central Police chief Tito Karnavian during a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday morning (July 3), as quoted by the portal.