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Friday, 13 November 2009

Good Ole RPK Evades The Gestapo

From Al-Jazeera: Malaysia blogger in hiding

A court in Malaysia has temporarily dropped the trial of a prominent blogger accused of sedition, because they do not know his whereabouts.

Raja Petra Kamaruddin, who runs the Malaysia Today website, is believed to have gone into hiding, possibly outside of Malaysia.

The trial which began in October last year stems from an article he wrote last year that allegedly implied the involvement of Malaysia's prime minister in the high-profile 2006 murder of a Mongolian woman.

Two policemen were sentenced to death in April for the killing, although the trial never established any motive.

Speaking to the Associated Press on Wednesday, Raja Petra said he would remain in hiding saying he still believes authorities are determined to put him behind bars.

"I think I'll continue from where I am in my attempts to bring down the government," he said from an unknown location.

The 59-year-old blogger has infuriated Malaysian authorities for years by publishing numerous claims of alleged wrongdoing by government leaders.

The government has denounced his allegations as lies.

If convicted of sedition, Raja Petra had faced up to three years in prison.

3 comments:

donplaypuks® said...

The Scarlet Pimpernel of M'sia shall prevail.

When the DPM of M'sia gives a toss about the laws of the country, why should RPK kow tow to it?


dpp
We are all of 1 race, the Human Race

zewt said...

more interestingly... bala is back!

Crankster said...

DPP - you have a point. Malaysians should hardly be expected to obey laws when our leader himself flouts them.

Zewt - yes, I have noticed. :) But I'm not a huge fan of SDs, anymore than I am a fan of rumours.