Jho Low and Nik Faisal urged to appear before the MACC, while Jamal Yunos, who today has another arrest warrant against him, and Musa Aman will face the full wrath of the law if they exited Malaysia illegally.
Jho Low and SRC International Sdn Bhd director Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil will face legal action if they fail to appear before the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), said Datuk Seri Azam Baki.
The MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) said there is no excuse for them not to turn up to facilitate investigations into the SRC International case.
“I refuse to comment on what action can be taken against both of them. As far as I know, they cannot give any excuses and must present themselves. “As such, MACC urges them to come forward to assist the investigation into the case,” he said on Friday.
Meanwhile, Jamal was slapped with another arrest warrant when he failed to give himself up today.
The Shah Alam magistrate’s court has issued a warrant of arrest against the Sungai Besar Umno division chief for not appearing in the re-mention of his case of smashing beer bottles at the front gate of the Selangor state secretary (SUK) building last year.
Magistrate Raja Noor Adilla Raja Mahyaldin issued the warrant on Friday following an application filed by Deputy Public Prosecutor Amira Haziqah Zulkifli.
“The accused was aware that today was set for re-mention. The other day, he did not even wait to complete the bail process and his lawyer has yet to be able to locate him.
“So I will issue a warrant of arrest,” she said.
Jamal’s lawyer Datuk Imran Tamrin requested the court to set a new date for re-mention as he has been unable to contact his client to seek further instructions.
“I will try to find my client so that he can attend the proceedings on the new date,” he said.
Speaking to reporters outside the courtroom, Imran said the last time he met with Jamal was during the proceedings at the hospital and that he had learned about his client’s development from other parties.
“He did not even notify his lawyers about his video statement and we only learned about it through social media or third parties.
“We do keep in touch with his family, but even they do not know where he is now,” he said.
Imran called on Jamal to cooperate with the police and the court to enable his case to be resolved immediately and also to avoid other legal complications.
Earlier, Immigration Director-General Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said the law will come down hard on Jamal and Musa Aman if they exited Malaysia illegally.
“Of course, (the Immigration Department) will act against anyone found violating immigration rules, including going abroad through illegal exit,” Mustafar said.
Today, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun revealed that Musa was believed to have made Brunei Darussalam as a transit before slipping out of the country.
“As a result, the Immigration Department has no record of the former Sabah chief minister leaving the country.”
The police had also tried to record a statement from Musa to facilitate investigations into a police report lodged by Sabah Yang Dipertua Negri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin on May 19, in what was believed to be linked to a criminal threat.
On Jamal, the IGP said he was believed to have fled to Indonesia, via a secret route and efforts to locate him were being intensified.