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Jamal Yunos crowdfunds for defamation damages, M’sians enraged after learning that his son lives lavishly

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Sungai Besar UMNO division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos, who is infamous for his ‘red shirt’ rally, has failed to defend two separate defamation cases filed by Opposition members of parliament (MPs) Maria Chin in 2016 and Teresa Kok in 2017.

As a result, the courts ordered him to pay Maria RM150,000 in damages and Kok RM300,000 in damages and RM50,000 in cost.

Responding to this, a grassroots group named Coalition of Selangor’s Sons (GSAS), launched a ‘Solidarity Fund to Save Jamal’ donation campaign, aiming to raise RM600,000 for Jamal.

As of Monday (26 September), it was reported that the group managed to collect more than RM200,000 in less than 30 minutes.

Source: MalaysiaGazette

“The response we received today was very encouraging, from the residents around PO30 Sungai Besar. So far, we gave been able to collect approximately RM200,000 in cash and three checks worth RM20,000,” said GSAS chairman Faizal Zakaria, reported Malaysia Gazette.

“We need to pay Teresa RM300,000 and Maria RM150,000 and some RM60,000 for legal costs,” he added, but did not elaborate on what the remaining RM90,000 of the RM600,000 fundraising target will be used for.

Meanwhile, many were unhappy after they learnt that the RM300,000 was donated to Jamal to pay for the consequences of his actions. Many netizens took to Twitter to criticise him for the fundraising campaign, even more so when his son is known for flaunting his wealth on social media.

“Collecting money for people who slander others… why? It’s better to collect a lot of money for the people who are struggling due to the increasing costs of living. Instead of defending someone like him, it’s better to help the people,” a netizen commented.

“His child lives in luxury, travels everywhere, drives expensive cars, and flies in first class. His dad needs to resort to crowdfunding to pay fines? Something does not add up here, another netizen said, showing photos of Amin.

“Like crap, his son lives so luxuriously. He’s only 20-something,” one netizen said.

Jamal’s son, Amin, has over 112,000 followers on Instagram and he often uploads photos of himself posing beside luxury sports cars and his travels.

Apart from that, he also posts photos of himself with the country’s top leaders, including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, and Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.

Meanwhile, Jamal thinks that there’s nothing wrong with his son flaunting his possession on social media as he has been running his businesses for 28 years to earn the wealth he possesses.

He also stressed that his son does not have anything under his name and the lavish properties he flaunts are his possessions.

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