Jamal Applies to ‘Generous’ A-G to Drop Charges Against Him

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He claimed charges against him were politically motivated.

Sungai Besar Umno division head Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos, who is facing multiple charges in court, has asked Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to revoke and drop all charges, as well as close all investigations, against him.

Accompanied by his lawyers Imran Thamrin and Sulaiman Ismail, Jamal arrived at the A-G’s office at Presint 4, Putrajaya, at about 3pm today.

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Unlike past events which were organised by Jamal, this time, there was no crowd of supporters to cheer for him.

However, a team of police, including auxiliary police, was present to monitor the event.

Jamal submitted a letter of appeal to the A-G which was received by Thomas’ special officer Wasri Ahmad Sujani.

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The letter which was sighted by Malaysiakini showed that Jamal was appealing to be acquitted from two charges under Section 448 of the Penal Code for trespassing, and a charge under Section 224 of the Penal Code for escaping or resisting police custody.

In the letter, he claimed that those charges against him were politically motivated, and he was moved to make the appeal following the acquittal of charges against Lim Guan Eng.

“In the recent few months, I’ve seen that the Attorney-General is very good because many people have been set free, such as Rafizi Ramli, Lim Guan Eng, Tony Pua, Sivarasa Rasiah, and Ratu Naga (Syarul Ema Rena Abu Samah).

“I want to take advantage of his generosity and also ask for him to recall the cases against me,” he told reporters after submitting the letter.

In a sarcastic jibe, he said Lim Guan Eng’s recent acquittal showed that Thomas was “kindhearted and generous”.

He also said all Malaysians and also non-Malaysians facing court charges in the country should also write a letter of representation to Thomas to drop their cases.

“I believe that all of their charges will also be dropped.

“I also ask former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to do the same.

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“What’s the point of being angry with Thomas when you haven’t even made the application?” said Jamal.

He added that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made the right choice in picking Thomas as the country had seen the number of prisoners declining.

“If you want to compare him to the previous Attorney-Generals who were strict and firm, they are evil and this new one is kind,” he said.

Jamal added that he was confident and believed that Thomas would respond favourably to his application.

“I am confident that my appeal would be accepted in view of the sensitiveness and concern shown by Thomas since his appointment as Attorney-General,” he told reporters.

Jamal is facing three court charges, with two more coming up.

There are also another 25 cases under investigation involving him.

Among the charges faced by Jamal were trespassing business premises and escaping from police custody.

He said his offences, such as accidentally entering a women’s toilet and smashing beer bottles, were minor.

“Looking at his current trend, there is no reason why he won’t consider letting me go or for him to reject my application,” he said.

According to Jamal’s lawyer Imran Thamrin, said it is up to the A-G to review the appeal.