Raja Petra Kamarudin was successful in his bid to obtain a release order from detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA) via a habeas corpus application.
The judge ruled that the Home Minister (Hamid Albar) had acted outside his jurisdiction when he issued the two-year detention order under Section 8(1) of the ISA.
The High Court in Shah Alam also allowed Raja Petra to be brought to court to be released today.
He was detained under the archaic and draconian ISA for a second time on 12th September 2008.
One small step for justice, one small step for democracy in Malaysia.
The Home Affairs minister Hamid Albar should be sacked immediately.