Raja Petra arrives in court for his sedition trial this morning
Rakyat@Work sends us this eye-witness account from court:
Folks, keep supporting Raja and be there tomorrow? It was a fantastic experience. I got to shake hands with great people such as Marina, Din Merican, Lim Kit Siang, Ronnie and some famous bloggers. You wanna feel what justice is all about? Be there.
There were really generous people too, who gave out free T-shirts, drinks, and cakes. Of course, stocks of T-shirts for sales were also available. A feeling of one-ness was there: people of different races who share the same sadness but carry the same hope and resolve to see this through. It’s difficult to express in words.
I felt sad but at the same time couldn’t help but admire and be inspired by the rest. Many ladies, husband and wife teams, were there too. Thanks to everyone for showing good conduct; it was peaceful and the police had an easy day.
I’ll be there again tomorrow. If you are lucky – and there is enough space in court – you can also listen to the proceedings – in English! Not bad, ya? Come, brothers and sisters of One Bangsa. See you there!
Din Merican adds:
… We must continue to be at the PJ Sessions Court to show him that he is not alone in this struggle for freedom and democracy.
It was sad to see that he was in handcuffs when he was in the van. But let me say to you that when I spoke briefly to him in the courtroom, he was in great spirits, encouraged by the presence of his family members, friends, associates and supporters.