KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — The police proved today their ability to act swiftly on matters concerning public order and national security.
Just hours after holding a news conference on the controversial September 16 “red shirt” rally, Sungai Besar Umno Chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunos told Malay Mail Online he has been called by the police for questioning.
“I just got a call from Dang Wangi police station to come in and give a statement, alongside a few other NGOs.
“It seems a police report has been lodged over the press conference today,” Jamal said when contacted.
However, Jamal said he is in the dark for the police’s inquiry as the police had called saying they wanted to record his statement in connection to the news conference at Kelab Sultan Sulaiman he had given earlier.
“I don’t know what I’m being investigated under. I have just been called to come in tomorrow,” he added.
When contacted, Dang Wangi police confirmed that Jamal is to have his statement recorded but said it was not over today’s press conference today.
The officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said Jamal’s statement was in connection to an earlier police report filed before this afternoon’s news conference.
“The investigation was opened by Bukit Aman. It is true that he is to have his statement recorded tomorrow over a report that was lodged three days ago,” the police officer told Malay Mail Online.
The officer was not able to comment further on the law provision that is being use to investigate Jamal as the case is being handled directly by federal police officers at their headquarters in Bukit Aman.
Earlier today, Jamal and several other Malay non-government organisations had held a news conference to elaborate on a street demonstration dubbed the “red shirt” rally planned for September 16 to counter last month’s Bersih 4 protest.
In the news conference, the Umno grassroots leader said the demonstration was to serve as a lesson to the ethnic Chinese who purportedly been “brainwashed” by the opposition DAP at last month’s Bersih 4 not to be rude to the country’s dominant Malays.