Just in time for Oktoberfest: Jamal Yunos discharged from hospital

SUNGAI Besar UMNO division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos has been given a clean bill of health following his collapse at a Barisan Nasional (BN) event over the weekend. 

The BN Selangor communications head said he was discharged from the Prince Court Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur. 

“The medical officer who treated me has confirmed that my vital signs are back to normal and I am able to return to work,” he said in a statement. 

Jamal elaborated that attending back-to-back events on Friday and Saturday had taken a toll on his health, and that he had food poisoning from one of the events which had then caused him to black out and collapse. 

On Sunday (Sept 18) Jamal’s son Amin Daniel Jamal told Malay news portal Malaysia Gazette that his father had collapsed all of a sudden; while his condition was stable, he remained under close monitoring by specialists at the hospital. 

FocusM recently reported that on top of being admitted to the hospital Jamal now faced a bankruptcy suit filed by Teresa Kok on Sunday (Sept 18). 

Kok filed the suit through her lawyer Datuk S.N. Nair after Jamal failed to pay the Seputeh MP a court-ordered settlement of RM350,000 following the successful outcome of her defamation suit against him. 

On July 26, 2022, the High Court ruled that Jamal had defamed the DAP lawmaker and ordered him to pay RM300,000 in compensation and RM50,000 in costs within 14 days. 

This after Jamal failed to prove his defence against Kok’s accusations. 

However, Kok said she has not received any compensation or costs from Jamal to date, almost two months since the court judgment. 

In a statement, she added that the total amount of damages and costs, together with the interest of the judgment accumulated from July 26 to Aug 30, 2022, amounts to RM351,479.45. 

Kok said if Jamal still does not comply with the demands of the bankruptcy notice, bankruptcy proceedings will be conducted against him and he may be declared bankrupt at the end of the trial. 

On Apr 6, 2017, Kok sued Jamal for defamation after he accused her of misappropriating RM2 mil of funds from the Selangor state government’s Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (YAWAS). 

She claimed that the defamatory statement, among others, gave the impression that she had misused state Government funds for her own use and was an unethical person. 

According to news reports, Kok sought RM1 mil in general damages, along with compensatory, aggravated and exemplary damages, and an injunction to prevent Jamal from repeating or spreading the allegations. – Sept 21, 2022 


Main photo credit: The Star

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