Jamal Yunos’ ‘escape’ from hospital due to miscommunication, his lawyer says

Ram Anand
Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos disappeared from the hospital yesterday evening before his bail process was completed. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos might have left the hospital where he was warded due to a “miscommunication”, his lawyer said today.

Jamal, who was previously arrested and charged for causing a public nuisance while he was in an Ampang hospital ward, disappeared from the hospital yesterday evening before his bail process was completed.

His lawyer Datuk Mohd Imran Tamrin also publicly pleaded for Jamal to contact him or go to the Ampang district police headquarters.

He said that the Sungai Besar Umno division chief could have left the hospital because he was under the impression that his bail process had been completed yesterday.

“This is his first experience facing a charge or a procedure outside court chambers,” he said in a statement.

Imran and other friends of Jamal were taken to the Ampang Jaya district police headquarters yesterday after it was found that Jamal had left the hospital, and were released around 3am this morning as they were unable to reach or locate the controversial leader.

“I am worried that he is in a trauma or (under) unnecessary pressure because this situation is something new for him,” he added.

He also said that he believes the police will help complete the bail process without arresting Jamal if he shows up.