Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Walk With RPK


Raja Petra Kamarudin has been hauled up once again by the authorities for the write-up entitled "Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell" in the No Holds Barred column of Malaysia Today, wherein he demanded transparency in the case mentioned.

This is not the first time that Raja Petra has been hauled up.
The previous episode was when a police report was made by MMT (who incidently, has also joined the Umno Baru blogging bandwagon), alleging that RPK had "insulted the YDPA and Islam".

There is a campaign underway for funds (more like a solidarity campaign), requesting a donation of RM1.00 only, per person.
This is a campaign by the people in support of Justice, freedom of information, thought, conviction and speech.

The following is the article from Din Merican's blog:-

Save Raja Petra Campaign

Dear Friends, Associates and Fellow Bloggers,

At this time (9.30 am) as I write this, Raja Petra Kamarudin is being charged with sedition in the Magistrate Court in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur. It is in connection with his article on www.malaysia-today.net entitled “Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to Hell”.

RPK and I spoke last evening (May 5). He told me that his friends (including me) were planning a “Save RPK Campaign” which will include the raising of funds to enable him to meet bail and legal expenses in defending himself. I hope you all and readers of Malaysia-Today will be able to contribute rm1.00 per person (not more please) to a designated bank account. More details about the fundraising will be released later and you will be able to read it on this and other blogs.
Raja Petra and Din Merican

Funds in this account will be managed in an open and transparent manner.

You will no doubt know that defending oneself against a Government which is bent on repressing all forms of dissent is an expensive proposition, especially for RPK who is a retiree. Our present government is using all resources at its disposal —our tax dollars in fact—to prosecute one of its own citizens.
RPK is social activist who stands up for the rule of law and our fundamental rights under the constitution.

We must stand for transparency, civic duty and justice for RPK.—Din Merican


  1. why is it that RPK writes something about najib n he was charged? Because if you see the articles in malaysia-today there are dozens more touching on abdullah for example, but he tak kena also?

    hmm... fishy fishy.... smells really fishy.

  2. written by FFT, May 06, 2008 | 06:53:00
    He wrote about allegations against the IGP, the PDRM, and the AG. No sedition charge.

    He wrote about Khairy in the Chronicles. No sedition charge.

    He wrote about Badawi's many alleged scandals. No sedition charge.

    He wrote about SCOMI and Kamaluddin. No sedition charge.

    He writes a tame article about Najib and Rosmah, that too backed by information revealed in sworn court testimony, and the sedition act is thrown at him.

    That should instruct you as to who is the heart of darkness and a harbinger of the return to the dark ages of Mahathirism.

    It is patently obvious that Badawi and cohorts, despite their faults and weaknesses, have a progressive open streak that places them relatively light years ahead of the Dark Lords of Mahathirism.

    As Hishamuddin Rais' earlier article states "Najib Pembawa Zaman Gelap".

  3. Dear Daniel & Anonymous 07/05/08 00:14,
    (or was it FFT)

    I believe both of you (and Sham Rais) have highlighted something quite significant here!!
    That's a thought that's really worth thinking about (not that I haven't).

    However, I find it quite ironic that having such power at "his/her" disposal, he/she has inbeciles for political strategists/ advisors.

    He has swallowed the bait that RPK had set up, lock, stock & barrel!
    RPK is now a bigger hero, thanks to "siapa makan cili"!

    RPK has now single handedly brought worldwide attention on the Mongolian murder case, only rejuvenate the memory of the audience that was on a downward trend.

    Hidup RPK - Suara Rakyat!
    Hidup Ketuanan Rakyat!
    Makkal Sakthi!

    Now, in getting defensive, somebody is giving a new spin to the "alleged commisions" that were dished out in the deals for Scorpenes & Sukhois - as per todays Sun.


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