SHAH ALAM, 15 Oct 2009: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan hit out at a blogger for ridiculing the police for not being able to locate Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin and serve him a warrant of arrest.
Musa said it was not a weakness on the part of the police, but rather that Raja Petra chose to hide instead of seeking justice in court.
“Why does he hide? If what [Raja Petra] had posted on his blog was true, he should be brave enough to face the law.
“Since he chose to run away, then he knows what he is doing is wrong. Why should you say it is a police weakness?” he told reporters at the Selangor Police Contingent’s Aidilfitri and Deepavali open house here today.
Asked whether Raja Petra was still in the country, Musa said, “I don’t know.”
On Monday, the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court fixed 11 Nov as the final mention date to give the prosecution and the police a last chance to locate Raja Petra and serve him a warrant of arrest to bring him to court.
Raja Petra went missing after seven prosecution witnesses testified at his trial. — Bernama