Thursday, 8 May 2008

What People Say about RPK's Arrest.

Update: RPK agrees to post bail

The way I see it ....

Somebody wanted something.
Somebody paid a stiff price.
Somebody bungled.
Somebody else got caught in the web.

Now another Somebody else has set a trap.
And Somebody has fallen for it!

The predator is now circling ....
The noose is tightening ....
The monkeys are Crouching and
The wounded tiger is fighting like a cornered prey.
So the drama continues ......

And as Russel Peter's dad says,
"Someboddy's gonna gett hurrtt real baaad!"

[But Sukhois, Scorpenes or hefty commissions, had nothing to do with it!
It was "only a lost Mongolian" (who entered Malaysia with a visa, but without any Immigration records), looking for a "mule".]

Interesting links relating to the "explosive" RPK issue:

WikiPedia entry: Shaariibuugiin Altantuyaa

Let's send the Altantuya murderers to Hell
("the" article that sparked off a game of "high-stakes poker")

Brutal Murder of A Mongolian Beauty - The Court Room

(a day by day report on the court case thus far)

Sedition Act (for selected people only) - The BolehLand Jokes

LKS & "The Empire Strikes Back" in Parliament

03/06: Malaysia’s organised crime syndicate: all roads lead to Putrajaya

NOTE:Mr. Syed Akbar Ali was also arrested (posted bail) along with Raja Petra.

He has apparently been charged for a comment that allegedly "insulted Malays & Islam" in June, 2007.Someone mentioned that he was the one of the "Club of Doom" fame - I have no idea if this is the case.

Wasn't he the one who went under the pseudonym- "muftimurtad" aka "mm2007" currently listed as the commenter -"Penerangan UMNO" in the comment on THIS page - entitled IT IS EASY TO IMPRESS THE MALAYS, at 05/06 14:59:39 with his "batu-gang" comment.

Note that commenter "suv" in the comment that follows, addresses "Penerangan UMNO" as "mm2007".
I did think that the comment was a little "crude", considering its sensitive nature, but sedition?
Get's me all "nostalgic" about some heated discussions those days with the old dogs of MT, when FFT was still FrenchFriedTacos,
suv hadn't graduated to uppercase
!! ;-)
Seems like so long ago ....... and only now, the AG has decided on the charge?


Global Voices Online has this to say on top of the "usual":-

"If the Malaysian government was truly worried about bloggers effecting social unrest, now they have it. Remember, this is a country where any politician worth their mutton—Jeff Ooi was one of several Malaysians who rode their blog and calls for reform to Parliament in recent elections—has a blog, and even the old goats now blog too.
Ex-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has a highly-read blog, as does PM hopeful Anwar Ibrahim.

“They set up their blogs, and they try to close down our blogs.”

Raja is one of the sharpest voices both online and off in Malaysia, so it's highly suggested you check out his statements to the public right after his sentencing, blogged by Malaysian citizen media stronghold, Malaysiakini.

An invitation was extended earlier to Mr. Kamarudin to come speak at this year's Global Voices Advocacy summit to be held in Budapest this June, and remains extended now.

written by kent chong, May 08, 2008 | 10:54:30
*I will be there. Pls candle and inform your fren.
Other state eg Penang,Perak,Kelantan will hold same Vigil Candle Light.

Solidarity with RPK (2)
From Around The Blogs
Posted by kasee
Thursday, 08 May 2008

If you couldn’t make it to the Sungai Buloh prison last night to light a candle for RPK, friends will be holding another candle light vigil later tonight.

Date : 8th May

Venue : Dataran Merdeka(KL) ,Penang,Perak,Kelantan and more..

Time : 8pm

written by James Loh, May 08, 2008 | 10:21:29
"Let's send the Altantuya murderers to hell".

written by sitiawan, May 08, 2008 | 09:29:39


Report on NST:
Najib: Case against blogger not politically motivated

(NST) MERSING: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the case against blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin was not politically motivated.

Dismissing talk to the contrary especially on the Internet, he said the case against the 58-year-old webmaster, who was charged under the Sedition Act 1948, should not be construed as a move to clamp down on bloggers or freedom of speech.

"Whatever the case, the Attorney-General will decide if there is a case," Najib said at Camp Iskandar here, when asked about Raja Petra being charged under the Sedition Act 1948 on Tuesday.



written by FFT, May 08, 2008 | 08:24:59

written by RitchieLow, May 08, 2008 | 08:32:39
Ah ha, conspiracy theorist say it was AAB/Team A. Here we have it from the horse's mouth. Wonder why it was sedition and not a civil suit.. hmmm and Syed Akhbar Ali to go on RPK's left, probably need another on his right if crucifixion is what we are looking at here.

written by Bigdawg, May 08, 2008 | 09:48:29
Your malaysia DPM talks like that, it raises your goose pimples to make you look like the durian fruit!

written by oknyua, May 08, 2008 | 10:18:22
"I do not think the government will be unpopular.
"We have to draw the line somewhere between right and wrong." Dato Seri Najib
It was in this blog that someone said “politics is about perception.” The present perception is the 4 cards above and the question is how much of the public harbours such perception. You can’t outright say the government will not be unpopular – otherwise why should the government take the defensive position now?

It is exactly the “right and the wrong” that Malaysians are concerned about; the rights and wrongs had been narrowly defined. Looking at the bigger picture, perception now is a widening gulf between the public (people, rakyat) and the power.