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RAJA PETRA: WHAT WILL IRRITATE THEM THE MOST?

Monday, April 27th, 2009

On April 23, a warrant of arrest was issued against Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin when he did not turn up in court for his sedition trial. While Raja Petra has gone into hiding, he is still actively posting articles on his website. The following is one of his ...

RAJA PETRA: WHY I AM ABSENT IN COURT TODAY

Friday, April 24th, 2009

A warrant of arrest was issued against Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin on April 23 when he did not turn up in court for his sedition trial. Anticipating the court action, Raja Petra posted the article below on his site where he said: "After two ISA detentions, I do ...

IT’S PAYBACK TIME

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Abdullah Badawi has left office and there's a new prime minister in Malaysia. And yes, it is payback time - big time payback time. But it all depends on how far Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants to take these issues. The knife is in his hands. It is just whether ...

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE RELEASE OF THE 13 ISA DETAINEES

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

When new prime minister Najib Abdul Razak released 13 ISA detainees just before the April 7 by-elections, to sweeten what was thought to be a wipe out of the opposition, Malaysia Today's Raja Petra Kamarudin says: "The Indians are not that gullible and naïve. Why release the two 'harmless' ones ...

RAJA PETRA: ANOTHER DAY TO GO AND NAJIB IS GOING TO EAT HUMBLE PIE

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Thumbs Down For New Malaysian PM April 7, 10.45 pm: Malaysian by-election update. Continued dissatisfaction with the ruling National Front led Malaysians to vote for the opposition in two out of three by-elections held on April 7. Instead of what is seen as a fresh mandate for new Prime Minister Najib Abdul ...

RAJA PETRA: NO APOLOGIES FOR STANDING FIRM

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

For his support of "outsted" Perak state minister Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and speaking out against the Perak sultan, Malaysian blogger (and royalty) Raja Petra Kamarudin thinks that his family might even disown him as he prepares to exile himself from the state of Selangor. Editor's note: In an unprecedented ...

RAJA PETRA: PROBABLY MY LAST MESSAGE TO MALAYSIANS

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

February 17, 2009, 1:38 pm Latest: Raja Petra's Habeas Corpus Appeal. Application to recuse Justice Augustine Paul rejected. Panel back to 3 judges. Case postponed till Monday, February 23, 2009. Prominent blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin might be detained again under Malaysia's Internal Security Act. Before he is locked away, he says: ...

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE 101

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Following Gandhi's example, Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin suggests using Civil Disobedience or passive resistance to face the ridiculous law that requires an assembly of four people to apply for a police permit. Some have asked me about the meaning of Civil Disobedience (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_disobedience). It's actually quite simple. You defy ...

GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

On September 23, 2008 Raja Petra Kamarudin (Pete), prominent blogger and editor of Malaysia Today, was sent to the Kamunting Detention Centre in Perak to begin his two-year detention under Malaysia's Internal Security Act. Here are some of his thoughts while in solitary confinement. I was perturbed when I read YB ...

HIGH-STAKES POKER GAME OR GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL?

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

"Today, I received many phone calls from concerned friends who told me that the government is considering detaining me under the Internal Security Act 'very soon'. If that does happen, then this could probably be the last article I write, at least until 16 September 2008." Malaysia Today's Raja Petra's ...