WHY is the government charging someone for writing a satirical piece? On 2 Sep 2010, Irwan Abdul Rahman, a Malay Mail executive editor was charged over a blog posting entitled “TNB to sue WWF over earth hour.” Irwan’s posting on his website Nose4news was below a huge banner with the words “The truth is out […]
Raja Petra Kamarudin
PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak promised to review the ISA when he came into office in April 2009. But the government continues to defend the need for detention without trial in the interest of “national security”. In the meantime, those who have been detained under the ISA tell stories of state abuse of power and torture.
In this second of a series of interviews with former ISA detainees, The Nut Graph speaks with Mat Sah Mohd Satray and his wife, Norlaila Othman, about his arrest and detention under the ISA in April 2002.
BACKLASH was instantaneous when Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim announced on 7 Aug 2009 that the Malaysian government was planning to filter the internet. Apparently modelled after China’s Green Dam software, Rais said the Malaysian filter was intended to weed out online smut, especially where children were concerned. “Those who […]
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. […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 May 2009: Blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin was served with another warrant of arrest by the Sessions Court here today when he failed to appear for a defamation trial against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and two others. Raja Petra, 59, was accused with criminally defaming Rosmah (at the time when her husband […]
SHAH ALAM, 19 May 2009: A 32-year-old son of blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here today to four counts of stealing and possessing stolen goods, worth RM17,870. On the first count, Raja Azman Raja Petra, 32, from Bukit Rahman Putra, Sungai Buloh near here, was charged with stealing a […]
Raja Petra (Pic by johnleemk; source: Wikipedia commons) PETALING JAYA, 23 April 2009: Influential blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin has turned fugitive after a warrant for his arrest was issued today when he failed to appear in court for his sedition trial. In his Malaysia Today website, he said he opted not to appear in […]
PETALING JAYA, 23 April 2009: A warrant of arrest was issued against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin by the Sessions Court here after he failed to turn up for his sedition trial today. Judge Rozina Ayob also issued a show-cause notice to Raja Petra’s wife, Mable @ Marina Lee, who is his bailor. She was […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 3 April 2009: Umno treasurer Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi was awarded RM1 million in libel damages over articles published by Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin in his blog last year. High Court senior assistant registrar Nor Hatini Abdul Hamid ordered Raja Petra to pay RM500,000 in general damages, RM300,000 […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Feb 2009: The High Court will hear on 25 May 2009 lawyer Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah’s application for several injunctions against blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin. The date was fixed by deputy registrar Nazri Ismail after the case was mentioned before him today. The inter-parte hearing will be before High Court judge Datuk […]