Tuesday 7 October 2008

Raja Petra Sedition Trial Day 2

Some Highlights from various media reports:-

Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin had told a talk show host that he had written about Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu two days before the programme was aired live nationwide on 27th April, the Sessions Court heard, he however stated that Raja Petra did not state the title of his article.

Hasshim Abu Hanifah, who is a host of RTM’s [GOVERNMENT RUN RADIO & TV] Blog TV talk show, said he had interviewed Raja Petra for its second episode broadcast on 27th April 2008.

If I am not mistaken, he mentioned that he had written about Altantuya two days before that,” he told Sessions Court judge Rozina Ayob in the packed courtroom.

Raja Petra has claimed trial to publishing a seditious article on its website on 25th April 2008.

Questioned by DPP Ishak Mohd Yusof, Hasshim, the second witness testified that Raja Petra had made such a comment when he was interviewing him under the “Keterbukaan” (openness) segment.

Hasshim then continued to testify that Raja Petra hd told him, in the Arabic language, that his (Raja Petra's) contributions as a blogger were to do good and reject bad things.

Asked by lead counsel J.Chandra, Hasshim denied that the talk show was made to “trap” the blogger.

He said he did not give any caution to Raja Petra before the show that anything he said could be used against him.

The hearing continues tomorrow, Wednesday, 8th October 2008.


Please read this article about RPK, entitled "Sleepless in Malaysia" HERE

Veritas vos liberabit

The truth will set you free

No comments: