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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Raja Petra Kamaruddin chooses jail rather than bail

He's the Man!  Photo @ Malaysiakini

Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) chooses to go to jail rather than post bail. Malaysiakini reports that RPK forgo the chance to walk away if post RM5,000, instead he is sitting it out at Sungai Buloh jail.

Malaysia Today news portal webmaster Raja Petra Kamaruddin was today charged with sedition at the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court over an article which he wrote in his website.

Source: Malaysiakini
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For fellow bloggers get your copy of the SEDITION ACT 1948; read through it and see what is being used against RPK. This is an act that was put into place by our colonial fore-fathers (the British) in 1948 to stop any seditious statements against the government of the day and it is still in place, used and abused by the present government.

It is time that bloggers and concern citizens alike demand justice for an innocent man is sitting in a jail-cell defending for highlighting an injustice done to a foreigner on Malaysian soil. He is shouldering the cause to see that Altantuya would not be forgotten nor forsaken the justice that is due to her.

And reading through the Act, I am wondering whether any of the pro-gomen bloggers would be hauled up? Cause reading in between the lines, any blogger that comments against the present government is liable to be hauled up for sedition.

So we may harp for freedom of speech but are we truly free to speak?


Anonymous said...

The BN govt should be ashamed for taking action towards RPK as it shows their true colors. I am ashame I am a Malaysian today because of whats been happening. If RPK is seditious I think a lot of BN goons are worst off with their remarks. If Sleepy does not do anything I think its sure BN will lose the govt next election. Somehow I predict something will happen that will change the country in the near future.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

When you do what is right

You're in for a good fight

You will stay in the light

In truth you never lose sight

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 060508


[Some definitions of 'SEDITION' are posted here.]

Tue. 6th May 2008.

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