KUALA LUMPUR, 26 May 2009: Police will seek Interpol’s help if needed to track down Malaysia-Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said the court had issued a warrant of arrest for him and the police were tracing his whereabouts.
“We will cooperate with our counterparts’ to track him down but if necessary, we will ask for Interpol’s help,” he told Bernama.
It is understood Raja Petra is now in Brisbane, Australia. However, Musa said this had not been ascertained yet.
The Petaling Jaya Sessions Court today issued a second warrant of arrest for him after the failed to appear in court for his criminal defamation trial.
The first was issued on 23 April when he first did not show up in court.
Raja Petra is charged with defaming Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, and two others. — Bernama