Friday, 2 May 2008

Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin v. Cops, and others - UPDATES


Raja Petra Kamarudin
images by mob1900 SOURCE

Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin was questioned this morning by the Federal Commercial Crime Cyber Crime Unit with regard to an article he posted in his blog that referred to the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder.

A seven-men team of cops led by Deputy Superintendent Victor Sanjos spent two hours at Raja Petra’s home in Kuala Lumpur, from 09:00 to 11:00 hours

When contacted, Raja Petra, 58, said he was being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 for an article titled “Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell” that was posted on his blog website on 25th April 2008.

“Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell”

“The police officers questioned me and later took my laptop and my personal computer,” he reportedly said after the morning raid.

He also was ordered to report to go to the Bukit Aman Federal Police Headquarters at 16:00 hours, so he did so.

He refused to make that statement, of course. The cops gave up (for now, at least) at 18:00 hours.

RPK was accompanied by his lawyer, William Leong, the Member of Parliament for Selayang, near Kuala Lumpur.

It is understood that police are investigating Raja Petra under the Communications and Multimedia Act.

This is the fourth time that Raja Petra Kamarudin is being investigated by police under the same Act. The first was in March 2001 followed by November 2004 and then July last year.

Under Section 233 of the specified Act, anyone found guilty of an offence, could be fined up to a maximum of RM50,000, a jail sentence of maximum period of one year, or both.

Emitte lucem et veritatem

- Send out light and truth


mob1900 said...

Seems like the koppers are in 2 minds about it, first they said RPK is being investigated for 'commenting on an on going trial' and now some vague multimedia act.

Learned the initiatives to lodge the report is by koppers themselves, imagine the dis-service they're doing to the common man when crimes are raging and these koppers have the time and man-power for such a case.

mindful mariner said...

Thanks for your comments mob1900, I agree fully with what you say, crimes against the public are ever increasing, seemingly without much effort by the police to solve them, but in cases like RKP's the cops act so fast. The Malaysian game of cops and robbers is, is reportedly being won by the robbers at present.