Friday, 17 October 2008

Police extend blogger kickdefella's bail

Blogger Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz (pic. right) who was arrested for posting allegedly seditious material in his blog has had his bail extended to Nov 21, reports malaysiakini.

Full report below:

Syed Azidi was arrested on Sept 17 for his alleged campaign to fly the Malaysian flag upside down and was freed three days later on police bail.

His bail expired today and he was called in by the Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur to have his bail extended.

According to Syed Azidi, the police required more time to investigate and will confirm if he will be charged when the extension expires.

"I don't know why they have to extend the bail, everything they need to know is there in my posting. It is quite unnecessary," Syed Azidi told a press conference outside the CCID headquarters.

Asked why the bail was extended, Syed Azidi said he believed that the authorities were trying to "stretch the psychological intimidation" on him.

"This is definitely politically motivated. However the police are just doing their job and follow instructions and I don't blame them.

"It's their superior that is doing this. They are trying to place a psychological hindrance," he said.

He reiterated that his detention treatment was fair and the police obliged his requests for medicine, prayer mats and soft drinks - in lieu of his low blood sugar.

‘Intimidation won't stop me'

The Kelantanese also vowed to keep going despite the intimidation he felt.

"The police had confiscated my laptop and they still have it. Once I get it back I will get back to writing. I wont stop," he said laughingly.

Azidi is not the first blogger to be arrested or allege government intimidation.

Penarik Beca webmaster Abu Bakar Mohd Rashid was
arrested for lampooning the Royal Malaysian Police logo.

And Raja Petra Kamarudin - MalaysiaToday webmaster - is in Kamunting detention centre under the Internal Security Act for his blogging. -

Watch 8-minute video clip here

Read rocky'sbru entry: "Evil" blogger's police bail extended here .
Picture: courtesy of Rocky'sbru


Anonymous said...

He got what he wanted... a big show! In a another year or so,he will be producing/directing his own movie based on real situations. Very clever of him to get the exposure....opportunists!


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