Raja Petra Arrested
Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin was arrested Thursday morning under Section 500 of the Penal Code for criminal defamation, and is now on the way to the Jalan Duta Courts to be charged.***** News has just come in that Raja Petra has been charged in the KL High Court and he has refused to enter a plea, claiming that the charge was mala fide. Deputy public prosecutor Anselm Charles Fernandis appeared for the prosecution before magistrate Nazran Mohd Sham while Raja Petra was represented by counsel J.Chandra.
The charge was being made over his June 18 statutory declaration on the murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu.
In the declaration, Raja Petra claimed to have knowledge that two lieutenant-colonels and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Najib Tun Razak's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor were present when Altantuya's body was blown up on Oct 19, 2006.
Yesterday Anwar, today Raja Petra. I wonder whose turn it will be tomorrow?