LAST_UPDATEFri, 20 Jul 2018 8pm

Umno Members, Media Disappointed When Jamal Proved To Be A No-Show

KUALA LUMPUR: Wild cheers reverberated in the auditorium at the Umno headquarters on June 17 when Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos’ name was called out.

It was a riot as soon as the Sungai Besar Umno division chief’s name was called out during the balloting sessions for those vying the post of Youth chief in the Umno party elections that is set to take place on June 30.

However, the crowd and the media were let down when Jamal proved to be a no-show. He was represented by Umno Youth exco Datuk Armand Azha Abu Hanifah, who stepped forward for the controversial personality. Armand is also Jamal’s liaison officer.

Jamal will be facing eight other contenders including Khairul Azwan Harun, Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki and Pahang Umno Youth chief Mohd Shahar Abdullah.

On June 7, police disclosed that Jamal is believed to have fled to Indonesia using illegal routes.

It was reported that Jamal went missing from the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital on May 25, where he was receiving treatment for back pain.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jamal since his ‘disappearance’ although the fugitive has been making regular appearances on video clips released to the media. His whereabouts remain unknown.