Court proceedings began at 09:00 hours, and adjorned at 13:30 for lunch, and restarted at about 14:30 hours.
RKP, who is being detained for two years without trial under the draconian and inhumana Malaysian Internal Security Act 1960, was charged on 6th May 2008 regarding on-line posting on Malaysia Today website, regarding the murder of Mongolian lady, Ms. Altantuya Shaariibuu.
RPK pleaded not guilty, and claimed trial re the publishing an allegedly seditious article on Malaysia Today, thus becoming the first blogger to be charged under the draconian, loosely worded "catch-all" Sedition Act.
He is accused of publishing the article 'Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell' which is alleged to contain nine paragraphs of seditious words.
He alleged to have committed the offence at his house in in Bukit Rahman Putra in Sungai Buloh, on April 25.
If convicted, RPK could be fined a maximum of RM5,000 or jailed up to three years, or both under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act.
A large number of supporters of RPK and those who are campaigning for the abolition of the ISA were at the court to express their solidarity, many wore the Support RPK and abolish ISA t- shirts.
LET JUSTICE PREVAIL.
REPEAL THE INHUMANE ISA AND OTHER ARCHAIC ANS DRACONIAN LAWS IN MALAYSIA.
FREE RPK AND ALL THOSE BEING DETAINED WITHOUT TRIAL IN MALAYSIA, AND AROUND THE WORLD.
Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo
Resolute/non-hesitant in action, gentle in manner