Friday, 12 September 2008

Raja Petra arrested under ISA - Malaysiakini

Malaysiakini reported that controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin was arrested today under the Internal Security Act for allegedly being a threat to security, peace and public order.

According to Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar, the 58-year old father of five would be detained under Section 73(1) of the ISA, which allows for detention of up to 60 days.

“The police will do an assessment during this period and if they feel he should be held more than 60 days, the police will then refer to me,” Syed Hamid was quoted as saying by The Star.

The minister also confirmed that the Sin Chew Daily, The Sun and Suara Keadilan were issued show cause letters. "They have been given a week to reply," he added.

Raja Petra's wife Marina Lee Abdullah earlier told Malaysiakini that 10 police personnel from Bukit Aman came to their home in Sungai Buloh at about 1.10pm to arrest him.

When Malaysiakini contacted her at 1.25pm, the police personnel were still there.

However, Raja Petra - popularly known by his initials RPK - was taken away to an unknown destination at 1.50pm. The police also confiscated a computer, some books and VCDs.On Sept 6, Syed Hamid had warned that RPK, who edits the popular news portal Malaysia Today, could be charged under the ISA for comments allegedly insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad.

The minister said several religious groups - Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim), Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim), Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (Maiwp) and Federal Territory Religious Department (Jawi) - had lodged police reports against him.

The groups had complained Raja Petra's comment in an article entitled "I Promise to be a good, non-hypocritical Muslim" allegedly used sentences that insulted Muslims. The government ordered the blocking of the Malaysia Today website two weeks ago, but the ban was lifted yesterday.

The ban together with Syed Hamid's warning to invoke the ISA had sparked a public furore against government censorship of the Internet.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

tahan sahaja pengkhianat agama bangsa dan negara ni. Cakap sekarang seolah-olah seorang ulama'. Selepas memecahbelahkan antara melayu kini rpk cuba untuk menyesatkan umat islam pula. Kepada orang PKR, selain daripada Ustaz 'Bapak Setan' Badrul Amin PKR, RPK adalah ulama' muktabar PKR. Untuk PAS TGHH dan TGNA sudah jadi watak kodi, yang diagung2kan RPK dan DSAI. DAP... gelak sakan dan tepuk tangan, tak lama lagi DAP tanpa PR akan memerintah Malaysia sebab semua parti melayu dah gagal.

Sokong RPK ditahan, beliau biadap, kurang hajar dan menulis tanpa memikirkan apa kesan daripada tulisan beliau. Sumber-sumber RPK memesongkan fakta, fitnah dan menganggu kelancaran perjalanan mahkamah. RPK ikut sedap mulut sahaja tuduh orang itu ini, beliau berselindung disebalik bankrupsi. ISA memang wajar untuk RPK, untuk sesiapa yang mencadangkan RPK dibawa kemahkamah, tiada guna dengan Polis pun dia cakap no comment je memanjang, tidak hormat langsung. Inikan pula mahkamah. Orang PKR, penyokong setia Anwar, aku sedia untuk menerima kutukan korang. Tapi ingat, fakta-fakta mengenai Islam termasuk arahan tutup aurat, sirah nabi, sirah khulafa' ar-rasyidin semuanya sudah diputarbelitkan oleh RPK. ISA wajar dikenakan. Langkah yang bijak oleh kerajaan!!!

Lagi satu, RPK juga telah menulis artikel mengajak orang Melayu PR bermandi darah memperthnkan orang bukan melayu PR, untuk menentang siapa???? untuk melawan Melayu UMNO. Ini hasutan untuk perang saudara! Quoted from malaysia-today.....

"This is all Malaysians ask from Anwar and nothing more than that. Guard against anything untoward happening. Only when the coast is clear should you make your move. There should be no bloodshed and loss of life. And ask the Malays in the opposition to come out in defence of their non-Malay brothers and sisters and warn the Umno Malays, in no uncertain terms, that they take to the streets at the risk of facing fellow Malays from the opposition who will defend their non-Malay brethren to the last drop of their blood. I, for one, am ready to stand by my Chinese and Indian comrades. So let Umno be warned."

jangan tak accept pula, penat aku tulis ni!!!

PISSEDOFF said...

What about Racist Ahmad Ismail?Double standard BN BS.
Free RPK!!!!

Spliff_Roller said...

haha anonymous yang pertama post tu buta huruf..

Please take some english classes before you actually read and comment on an article.