PETALING JAYA: Indonesian police have concluded the questioning of fugitive politician Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos (pic), indicating that his deportation to Malaysia will be very soon.
His lawyer, Datuk Imran Tamrin said Indonesian police (Polri), have already handed over the Sungai Besar Umno division chief to the Indonesian Immigration on Tuesday night to begin the deportation process.
“The solicitor handling his deportation informed me that he was brought out of Jakarta Regional Metropolitan Police headquarters at about 9.30pm on Tuesday and handed over to Indonesian Immigration.
“All that is left is settling immigration matters before he could be deported,” he told The Star on Wednesday (July 4).
While he expects his client to be sent back to Malaysia today, Imran said he did not have the exact details.
“I will return to Malaysia this afternoon and check with the Malaysian authorities,” he said.
He added that his client has cooperated fully with Indonesian police.
“He is expected to be sent back to Malaysia via a special flight, where Malaysian police personnel will be waiting to detain him upon arrival,” he said.
On Tuesday, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun confirmed that Jamal will be extradited to Malaysia very soon, saying Malaysia would work closely with its Indonesian counterpart to speed up the extradition process.
The IGP had said he was in close contact with Indonesian police to bring Jamal back here.
“It will be done as soon as possible, based on our agreement and cooperation with Indonesia,” he had told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters Hari Raya celebrations on Tuesday.
A report by Indonesian portal Tribunnews quoted Indonesian Central Police chief Tito Karnavian as saying that Jamal would be handed over to Malaysia “within a day or two”.
“We will carry out the deportation process either today or tomorrow.The process will be done swiftly,” he said in Jakarta.
Jamal is being investigated for at least six offences, including creating public nuisance by breaking bottles of alcohol to protest the Better Beer Festival at the Selangor state secretariat building on Oct 5 last year.
The police launched a manhunt for him after it was discovered that he was missing from his ward at Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital on May 25.
An arrest warrant was issued for Jamal on June 1 for the offence of escaping or resisting arrest.