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Raja Petra still in Malaysia, court told

PETALING JAYA, 17 July 2009: The Sessions Court here today was told that blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin, accused of sedition, was believed to be in Malaysia and not in Australia as reported by the media.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Dusuki Mokhtar said police investigation revealed that Raja Petra, 59, had never left the country.

“Based on the police investigation, there is no immigration record whatsoever that indicates that Raja Petra has left the country. The police are in the midst of tracking down the man and working closely with Interpol to ascertain the allegation that he is now in Australia.

“The investigation has shown positive signs and we may be able to locate and serve the warrant of arrest on Raja Petra in three to four months,” he said.

Mohd Dusuki said this after Raja Petra’s counsel, J Chandra, submitted that there was no effort by the police to locate Raja Petra after 7 July, despite recent media reports that the blogger was in Australia.

Raja Petra is charged with posting an allegedly seditious article titled Let’s Send Altantuya’s Murderers To Hell on www.malaysiatoday.com.

He is alleged to have committed the offence at his house in Sungai Buloh on 25 April 2008.

Earlier, Mohd Dusuki submitted that the police could not serve the warrant of arrest on Raja Petra and a show-cause notice on his wife, Mable @ Marina Lee Abdullah, as they were not home when the police went to the house on 7July.

Judge Rozina Ayob fixed 12 Oct for re-mention of the case.

On 23 April, Rozina issued an arrest warrant against Raja Petra after he failed to turn up for his sedition trial.

She also issued a show-cause notice on Marina, who stood as bailor. — Bernama

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5 Responses to “Raja Petra still in Malaysia, court told”

  1. k c low says:

    All these court cases are a waste of time. Why don’t the authorities look into the various SDs to convict the persons mentioned. What are our authorities good for? RPK is doing a great job in highlighting these atrocities.where none of the BN members dare to utter a word. Shame on you BN.

  2. faith says:

    Then, find him. What is the big deal that the police cannot get him? The police could catch the escaped prisoner and most wanted man from Singapore. Who is RPK? Small fry.

  3. Nicholas Aw says:

    It has been reported earlier that RPK is in Australia now, but quoting the words of DPP Mohd Dusuki Mokhtar: “Police investigation revealed that Raja Petra, 59, had never left the country”, reflects uncertainty in that claim.

    Are the authorities certain that RPK is in still in Malaysia? Just because there is no immigration record of him having left the country does not mean that he is still in Malaysia. Remember the case of the missing immigration records during the Altantuya trial?

    In the first place, I am of the opinion that he should not have been charged under the Sedition Act. Those allegedly involved should instead sue RPK.

    Believing that he would not receive a fair trial has caused him to abscond.

  4. anak malaysia says:

    Betul ke. Immigration records can be trusted

    Altantuya was physically in Malaysia but [in] immigration records tak ada.

    Macam mana?

  5. Azizi Khan says:

    I am glad they haven’t caught RPK. He is a true to life, modern Malaysian Robin Hood except he doesn’t steal from the rich. He just exposes the corruption that exists in Malaysia.

    As such there is a very high chance that they will do a Saiful on him.

    Besides, it is amazing how many photocopies of internal memos and reports that turns up in Malaysia Today.

    RPK deserves a medal for his continued efforts.


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