Two of the most well-known critics in the land, Anwar and RPK, are involved in legal proceedings today, both facing different charges.
Blog reader Stephen gives us a taste of what it was like in court on Day Two of the RPK sedition trial:
I went to the PJ Sessions Court this morning at 8.15am. It was full house. I went back to work and came back at 1.30pm. The court had a short break for 15 minutes at about 1.30pm, but no one came out to give up their seats.
We had to be seated in “transit” outside the court’s front office . As one visitor left, another went in. I went in from 2.15 to 2.26pm when one guy left to answer his phone and he let me ‘borrow’ his ‘seat’. Better than the Mama Mia! blockbuster showing in cinemas in PJ now.
There was an intense fellowship amongst RPK supporters. About 20 reporters took the front bench. Multiracial support. Our boys in blue and their white Protons were omnipresent. Even Ronnie Liu dropped by after lunch. I did not think he could get a seat unless someone gave up his or her seat.
The proceedings were about verifying basic facts, dates and events. It has not risen to a crescendo to produce any startling evidence yet that could shake the columns at Level 5, Putrajaya. But from the first day’s hearing, it was deduced that any one with a password could submit an article in a blog using another’s name. We should salute RPK & family for enduring all this.
Blogger Nat Tan got to meet RPK today:
Today I even got to see the man, which really heartened me.
He seemed calm, collected and in control. His family appears ever strong, as do his supporters who have been turning up faithfully.