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Report: Jamal arrested over threats against Zaid

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Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos was arrested this evening over threats he issued against former minister Zaid Ibrahim, who is also a DAP member.

According to Sinar Harian, Jamal was nabbed shortly after the conclusion of the 71st Umno annual general assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur today.

He was brought to Dang Wangi district police headquarters.

Yesterday, Jamal used a sledgehammer to smash cutouts of Zaid and warned that he would hunt down the latter if the authorities did not take action against the ex-minister.

Jamal had wanted police to take action against Zaid for courting the displeasure of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Prior to the sledgehammer stunt, Jamal had also torched effigies of Zaid.

Zaid had lodged a police report over the stunts.

The Selangor sultan, in an interview with The Star that was published on Tuesday, had called Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad an "angry" man who would raze the country.

Following this, Zaid tweeted that the Selangor ruler “should careful with his words”, and that “no one is immune when the country burns”. 

His comment was slammed by Umno leaders but Zaid was adamant he had not done anything wrong.

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