Friday, 15 April 2011

Straits Times Reporter And RPK

The poor Straits Times reporter is getting his a$$ kicked. I think even I could answer his questions on behalf of RPK.

But this is interesting - evidently, the Singaporeans are just as interested to know about Najib and Rosmah's role in Altantuya's murder.

Dear Raja Petra,

We spoke briefly over the phone. I am writing a story on your comments made during the TV3 interview aired on Wednesday night, and also your latest article on Malaysia Today.

I would like to get a few fresh comments from you if possible.

My questions are as follows:

1. When was the TV3 interview, and who requested it? Yourself or TV3? If you had requested it, what was the purpose of the interview? Where was it conducted? Was it edited? Was it accurate?

2. Why did you make that statement in the interview, that you do not believe that Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor were involved in the altantuya Shaariibuu murder. Do you believe now that Najib and/or Rosmah were maligned? Or do you still believe they may have been involved somehow with Altantuya's death?

3. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has tweeted that the TV3 interview is due to the Sarawak elections. Rafizi Ramli said that the meeting at Tengku Razaleigh's place did not mention Najib, Rosmah or Altantuya. Din Merican has denied being involved in the whole thing and said he did not know you were going to sign a statutory declaration. Critics will say that the timing is close to the Sarawak election. And the interview was also aired just a few days after Anwar told reporters to ask Najib about Altantuya's murder. It could look as if your interview is aimed at neutralising this, and helping Najib's position especially in the Sarawak polls. What are your comments?

4. In your latest article on Malaysia Today, you said that the interview was to create a storm so that the police would investigate your SD. Does this mean that you do have doubts over Najib/Rosmah's innocence in the Altantuya murder?

Thank you so much for your time. I would be grateful for a reply today if that is possible.

Hazlin Hassan
Malaysia Correspondent
The Straits Times (Singapore)


Dear Hazlin,

What silly questions. How long have you been a reporter anyway? And have you already seen my entire more than one-hour interview? And do you know when the interview was done? Do you really think that this interview and the Anwar Ibrahim p0rn video are going to have a bearing on the Sarawak elections? If you do, then you had better ask to be transferred to the food and wine desk because you still have a long way to go to understanding politics.

Raja Petra Kamarudin


Joshua Lopez said...

RPK has answere very accurately well. First all, Singaporians are bloody swines i must say. They should just look at the Lee Empire In Governance & Politics. Half of Parliament are Lees or their Mother's are Lees!

RPK should have checked his facts before getting carried away and yes i believe that all the names mentioned did use his influence on media.

Now that he has realized that it may be untrue afterall, he decides to come clean and admit his mistakes. He has the balls i must say.

Personally, i never believed Rosmah's involvement in this, it makes absolutely no sense at all. But i must say that RPK has already done damage on PM & Rosmah which is of such great magnitude. Even if he overturns now, the damage has been done.

Crankster said...

It's not RPK's job to "check facts". He wasn't making an accusation. It was an official call to get the police to investigate.

But the police prefer to investigate and charge him instead.