KUALA LUMPUR: Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos (pic) has been charged at the Ampang magistrate's court here with leaving the country illegally four months ago.
Jamal, 48, was brought before magistrate Muhamad Firdaus Sadina Ali, whereupon he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Jamal, who is also Sungai Besar Umno Division chief, was charged with leaving the country without using the permitted or gazetted routes and violating Section 5(1) of the Immigration Act (A150) amendment 2002.
The offence was allegedly committed at the KPJ Ampang Puteri here on May 25 this year, and under Section 5(2) of the Act, which carries a maximum of RM10,000 fine or a maximum of five years' jail or both upon conviction.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Goh Ai Rene offered bail at RM6,000 in one surety.
Jamal's counsel Datuk Mohd Imran Tamrin asked for a more reasonable bail, saying that the fine stipulated under the Act was only a maximum of RM10,000.
Mohd Imran said his client had several other cases at the same court and had posted RM20,000 in bail.
Magistrate Muhamad Firdaus later granted bail at RM4,000 in one surety pending mention on Sept 24.
Jamal posted the bail.