RPK receives standing ovation in London

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Malaysia’s fugitive blogger Raja Petra has received a standing ovation at a talk in a packed lecture theatre in London.


Photo courtesy of Danny Lim

That’s according to a tweet by Padraig Reidy, the news editor of Index on Censorship (a British organisation promoting freedom of expression) and former deputy editor of New Humanist.

Raja Petra was scheduled to speak at the BPP Law School lecture theatre along Red Lion Street in Holborn from 1.00pm to 3.00pm (London time). The talk on ‘Media Law and Freedom of Expression’ was organised by the Media Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).

“If Malaysian authorities want him, they’ll have to go through UK courts,” Padraig tweeted today.

In his talk, Raja Petra touched on the ISA, proclamations of emergency in Malaysia and the lack of freedom of expression.

A tweet by a Danny Lim revealed the popular blogger was well protected by hefty beef-cakes: “Wah, two men-in-black heavies escorting RPK.”

“I wonder how many JPA scholars are here to listen to RPK,” he mused.

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ashinda

There are 2 blocks of Twin tower in Malaysia, one is Petronas ,the other is RPK! He stand tall amongst the millions of Malaysians! Hope RPK will take over the country and rule the country! These jokers will all end up scooting off to UK and perhaps seek asylum from the authorities. They might even ask some advise from RPK! Our … VVIPs jaguh kampungs are jokers to the new generation, they spent the money like as though they were born with money in their mouth. Most of these crooks came from (rural areas) n speak no English but yet… Read more »

HM ZIN

Gopal Raj Kumar’s comments seem to be the only well written and thought out view in this blog. All the others seem to be immature rantings on both sides of the political divide. Why the unrestrained adulation of RPK as a hero when he is actually a coward who does not dare to defend his unsubstantiated accusations? Some even say that he did the right thing by running away from the so-called UMNO dictated legal system. Please don’t be so stupid. Even a former MCA president is defending himself in the courts unlike the coward RPK.( The PR members and… Read more »

Gopal Raj Kumar

RPK was full of self importance preaching to the converted at BPP College. He failed to adequately address the substance of his claims that the ISA is both redundant or unlawful and therefore ought to be removed. More important his interpretations of the constitution of Malaysia were both embarassing, intellectually and factually flawed. That BPP hosted the gathering in their belief this was a question of freedom of speech, expression or an act of definace against censorship is a bit perplexing. A call to the college and answered by a staffer simply said the college had agreed to hosting RPK’s… Read more »

EMAS

guys.. jika anda Malaysian, pasti tahu membaca bahasa melayu.. bahasa ini yang merumpunkan semua bangsa di Malaysia.. hanya orang dulu-dulu tahu perjanjian bahasa ibunda.. RPK hanya datang setelah zaman menjadi moden.. memperkenalkan kemodenan tidak salah, namun kita masih punya jatidiri.. jika anda seorang pakar di luar negara, segeralah pulang bantu anak bangsa dan bangunkan negara.. usah berbicara pintar jika anda sendiri tidak mahu pulang ke tanah air dan hanya berbakti di negara orang..

Gan

Great debater, my foot !!! I, too, see that he is a person who has been eaten up by both hatred and bitterness since 308… not good for health you know… i wonder he is bones and skin left… Health is more important than contracts la!!! Gerakan K, please advise your brother to “see open” and accept the reality that Pulau Pinang is now under DAP/Pakatan, and it will be for many generations to come. Alhamdudilah !!! Dont forget your Penang people all love Lim Guan Eng!!! Even my Ah Ma said Lim Guan Eng “ho liau”, Koh Tsu Koon… Read more »

Gerakan K

Your statement:

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Dont forget your Penang people all love Lim Guan Eng!!!
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This is a lie, my friend. If this is the truth then DAP have obtained all votes from Penangites during GE12 or any by-election.

Sudah tanya kita punya ex-PM Tun Abdullah ke ??? Beliau juga dari Pulau Pinang. Tanyalah dia adakah beliau suka Lim Guan Eng.

Itu MP bebas Yb Zahrain kata Lim Guan Eng bertindak seperti komunis. Apa komen kamu. Yb Zahrain juga suka Lim Guan Eng ??? KTK pula bagaimana ???

Phua Kai Lit

1. Good one, “O” 5:02 pm When all else fails, resort to distortion and disinformation. On the other hand, it looks like K is arguing that 90% of the audience who are all “foreigners” come from other Asian countries? (I didn’t know that Britain is largely populated by Asians and not Caucasians and that RPK is so popular with non-Malaysian Asians 😉 ) Next, K and Gerakan K (one and the same person?) will say that the photos have been “photoshopped” (doctored) in order to increase the size of the audience! 2. Dear Kee, you are asking for drug addicts… Read more »

O

Phuah,

K and Gerakan K are definitely different.

Gerakan K, is politically more cunning but K over the last couple of posts is catching up equally fast, but, as it is, still lacked the political skills to spin. But, once K is matured, K is much more deadlier than the very KL Gerakan K.

Cheers! PAS for All. Salam Reformasi

Gerakan K

O,

K is a great debater. He just malas to layan you only.

K

Phua

I didnt make it up about only 10% of the attendees were Malaysians. It was reported in MalaysianInsider, so it must be correct, right ?

kee

“Free makan, transport allowance to encourage attendance” Ha ha ha !!! Are the above not your master’s tricks? Unfortunately, this time giving Millions of Ringgit also back fired la!!! Poor thing !!! My friend’s brother was there in London listening to RPK, and he said mostly were Malaysians. He got a copy of RPK’s book as well, The Silent Roar. “…why cant he stay on and fight…” Am very thankful to God that Raja Petra is not brain dead. To be tried in Malaysian’s court by UMNO laws, lest one is brain dead. You may but not Raja Petra, the… Read more »

DG

Gerakan K, pleaselah be consistent…crime rate go up or reduce ? One minute say one thing, next minute say another. How can we take what you say seriously ? Oklah K, we get it. You don’t like RPK, your mind’s already made up. No need to convince you otherwise. I am not a fan either but I daresay…he not scared one…this man.But bro K, why you say because of him, crime rate go up leh…?Is it a joke …ah ? Talk got logic or not ? Don’t sebarang hentam saja. You want to convince people to support you, you got… Read more »

Gerakan K

Just like I’m Maxis’ subscriber and you is the yellow DG. Oh, the natural rivals cannot be peace to each other.

By the way, do you agree or not our 1Malaysia PM Najib’s effort in reducing crime rate via NKRA initiative ??? I think so far it works nicely.

K

From what I hear only around 10% of the attendees were Malaysians while the rest are foreigners. I wonder who are these foreigners and why are they are flocking to listen to RPK ? Are they also the British equivalent of the “rent a crowd” ? Or perhaps RPK’s backers provided free makan and transport “allowance” to “encourage” the attendance ? I laughed reading RPK’s “challenge” to the Malaysian govt about trying him in the UK. Surely even a half-wit like RPK should have known that no govt can try its citizen for crimes committed in a foreign land. If… Read more »

O

K,

Darling, there are so many pictures attached. Please ok, please.

Sometimes, I really wonder where you get your information, always in direct contradictions with all media reports. There were just so many pictures attached with this report ok, darling?

Read Mariam Mokhtar’s piece, darling, she was seen at the function, and she is my favourite writer, just like you, K.

Cheers

kee

Hello O, was a bit busy with my house… And, also, i could not log in la… Not that lucky with the stocks… But did make tiny bit earlier.

Ya, your darling Gerakan K is very cute actually… simply cakap about anything… Can i say he makes Anil’s blog very lively?

Let’s fight that corrupted BN with our every single strength and may Allah be on our side.

Cheers !!!

ANONYMOUS

ANOTHER OF THE GREAT LIES AND DISTORTIONS THE CORRUPTED UMNO BN WILL TRY TO SPREAD AND BRAINWASH AND HOODWINK THE MALAYSIAN GENERAL PUBLIC INTO BELIEVING THERE ARE REAL FUEL SUBSIDIES IN OIL (PETROL & DIESEL) AND GAS, THERE CAN NEVER BE ANY SUBSIDIES IN THESE ITEMS BECAUSE MALAYSIA IS A NETT OIL AND GAS PRODUCER MEANING AFTER THE DEDUCTION OF DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION MALAYSIA HAS PRODUCED AN EXCESS OF THESE ITEMS FOR EXPORT AND WHATEVER IS FOR DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION IS SOLD AT A DISCOUNT AND NEVER CONSIDERED AS SUBSIDY AT ALL QUOTING AN EXAMPLE LIKE OIL AND GAS PRODUCER LIKE BRUNEI… Read more »

Gerakan K

hello blog owner,

delete this commentlah. All in capital letters and violated the blog rule.

If you want to concatenate the longest possible sentence, then use “THAT”. You can combine endlessly. Nevertheless, you are so childish.

K

Anon You are one confused person. Are you a DAP supporter ? Do you understand what is a subsidy in the first place ? Do you know the price of oil in the open market ? Do you like to buy oil at that rate ? That’s the real price of petrol without subsidy. Whether Malaysia is a nett oil exporter is beside the point.If the govt doesn’t subsidise petrol then you will be paying the market rate for fuel. It doesnt take a genius to work out that someone got to pay for cheaper fuel that you and me… Read more »

ANONYMOUS

Gerakan K What war was necessary to be fought by Malaysians is the only war against corruption by UMNO Rouges ok? This is necessary so the said Govt. Coffers will not be empty when the new PR Govt. took over from them come next GE, Malaysian Voters should know what is required to throw them all out then because future generations of Malaysians will suffer great poverty after Umno BN would have bankrupted the Govt. Coffers by then if thereis no CHANGE OF HANDS AFTER DECADES OF MIS-MANAGEMENT OF THE ECONOMY AND HIDING THE DAMAGED DONE BY POSTING RECOVERY STORIES… Read more »

Gerakan K

Your comment just like a legal fine print on website or contract. Can you please paragraph it nicely next time. It is very difficult for me to read your comment. OK, never dismiss any possibility of war. There are water and land issues with Singapore and unrest in Thailand. War is possible everywhere even only with a stupid reason or lie. Look at Iraq + Afghanistan. You know what I mean. There is no second chance in war. What we can do know is to prepare our army with the best defense equipments in order to face the worst possibility,… Read more »

kl_boy

Well Gerakan K, for a start. An ISA for ppl like you would be good for ‘your own protection’…

Gerakan K

What la you. Is that your dream of 2-party system in Malaysia. Please allow the voice from other camp. This is democratic blog-space.

kee

O ya, i forgot to say Raja Petra is God-sent actually. Who can be as selfless as RPK and indeed, Marina has sacrified much. And, their children suffered too. God, please bless them many folds back, Amen !!! My sister has been blaming me for not sending RPK and Marina flowers when they were here. Anyway, my sister did buy 10 copies of RPK’s book. By the way, Gerakan K, i do believe in you, i know you are one of us actually, you cant be that stupid or idiotic to trust BN, you are just plain “KL “to play… Read more »

O

Kee, Just where have you been and how are you faring at the KLSE? Guess you must have cashed out two weeks ago? Ai yah, that Gerakan K, is either plain KL or just lacked grey matters. After the loss of Sibu, he had gone berserk. That guy ha, just simply talk… la. Crime rate up? Malaysia going to war? Then it will be disaster, with jet planes that cannot fly, because of its missing engines, submarines that cannot dives, APCs that cost too much and without standard equipments? Are the engines fitted on the APCs? Gotta check it out.… Read more »

Gerakan K

What is “lastik” ???

A typical middle to old age Malaysian will know this. Young kids in city, sorrylah. PSP they know lah. Foreigners, expats, and permanent residents sure have problem.

O, are you WARGANEGARA or young kid ??? Or MMSH (Malaysia My Second Home) kaki (opss, can’t vote but still make noise !)???…

PAS FOR MUSLIM

Gerakan K

ha ha kee,

what is RPK contribution ??? Seriously I wanted to know what RPK makes you worshiping him wholeheartedly.

Brain dead to me ??? Wow !!! A strong message indeed. Nevertheless, my cikgu had taught my that be nice to the offender so that the bad curse will spring back to the starter.

Anyway, kee, don’t get so emotional OK ??? That O… already bad mouth me in many other blogs just because Jaz beer issue.

O

Hallo Gerkana, What do you mean I bad mouth you in many blogs? Come on la. You dude, be a sport, you lost in Sibu and you resorted to all those cheap skate tactics, come on la, your writings tell you know. I ain’t no kid la. What is so wrong with JAZ beer issue? I do not get it, only thing is your snoopings and all those low handed tactics, I do not wish to reveal, but, be a sport la ok? We are free to comment as you got so many fans here, honestly, but, do not always… Read more »

Gerakan K

O,

forget it. I try twice to reply to you and unable to pass this blog scissors. Nothing vulgar or obscene. I point to the fact with detailed reference.

The scissors really SAYANG you, O.

DG

Gerakan K,
you’re so funny. You say crime rate increasing. Sure or not ? Hearsay, not increase but reduce…leh
Anyway, we need tank n M16.. ahhh, to fight local crime rate ?

Two different matter okey.

I like your guts say crime rate up. Can tell PDRM…ah ?

You say compare with USA and China budget….don’t you think a bit far fetched .
China n USA so BIIIIIG…..

Please thinklah before open your mouth. If not careful, tersilap cakap pulak…

Gerakan K

Don’t pura-pura lah.

You all worshipping RPK long long ago. That is why the crime rate shoot up.

But due to my 1Malaysia PM Najib’s NKRA initiative, the crime rate gradually reduced. This is a fact you cannot dispute. For example increased allocation for PDRM in terms of personnel, patrol cars, surveillance tools, crime prevention TV program, rakan cops initiative, etc.

Can you acknowledge my 1Malaysia PM Najib’s effort in NKRA for the betterment of Malaysia ???

Stop opposing BN for a while will cause you lose money meh ???

ktas09

Malaysia semua pun boleh.

sarawakian

MAY GOD BLESS RPK N FAMILY I SALUTE YOU FOR SACRIFICING YOUR FAMILY FOR MALAYSIAN N I HOPE THERE WILL BE MORE MALAYSIAN LIKE YOU ESPECIALLY MALAY.THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL N WE WILL SEE IT SOON. GOD BLESS MALAYSIA

Bigjoe

We all know there is a lot that Malaysian should be thankful for. But we all know that much of what we should be thankful for is screwed up by irresponsible and ungrateful people. So in the end, it appears that there is not much left to be thankful for in this country. RPK prove that there is and always be much we should be thankful and not give up. As a country we have been wasteful and ungrateful especially the leaders but somehow, this country and people continue to show the cynical and ungrateful is not who we are.… Read more »

Phua Kai Lit

1. “You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free” (apologies to Christian friends for borrowing this quote from the Bible).

2. Can we know more about the truth about Swiss bank accounts and overseas assets of certain people?
Investigative reporters are needed for this.

Check out this article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7005814.stm

Gerakan K

No wonder crime rate in Malaysia increasing badly. Even wanted man like RPK received standing ovation and being regarded as here by kee and many other opposition cheerleaders.

No hope for Malaysia is opposition takes over. I expect hardcore criminals will sit in the cabinet as they like it very much. Chairman Lim also ex-convict, mind you.

O

RPK – Raja Petra Kamaruddin, the towering Malay Malaysian, advocates a free, fair, competent, accountatble and transparent Malaysia!

RPK = Rocket, PAS, Keadilan, and surely the original RPK recognizes the good in these political parties and fight the evils in BN.

Do you understand Nakareg K?

Still do not understand or just cannot stand?

Gerakan K

clap ! clap ! clap ! clap ! clap !

RPK = Rocket, PAS, Keadilan

Great one, O

You are so creative in word twisting.

Tacamo

Ahh… so he took the eurostar from across the channel…

ice

RPK is back on the lime light…..BN is getting dizzy again… wakaka….

xrey

aNIL…WAT ABOUT THIS…WOW 8 BILLION…FOR WAT???? Rakyat diutamakan Barisan Nasional beli kenderaan berharga 8 billion 8 billion = RM 8,000,000,000 8 billion = RM 1,000,000,000 X 8 8 billion = RM 1,000,000 x 1,000 x 8 Tony Pua slams BN’s decision to buy 256 vehicles for 8 billion ringgit by Hemananthani Sivanandam KUALA LUMPUR (April 22, 2010): Opposition leaders are urging the government to review and cancel the contract to purchase 257 8×8 Armoured-Wheeled Vehicle (8×8 AWV) for an “astronomical” amount of RM8 billion. Tony Pua “We would like to state upfront that we are disgusted by the transaction. The… Read more »

Gerakan K

Check how much USA + China spend for their army before opening your stupid mouth.

I don’t expect Tony Pua to fight using “parang”, “lastik”, or chinese sword when there is war.

You think chinese kung fu can fight M16 ???

Din

.. Is RPK prepared to soldier on and do what is right and in doing so joins the ranks of personalities that shaped nations of the world? If so, good luck to him…
The ISA is not merely a threat, it is one of the many weapons in the arsenal … fully sanctioned by the feudal heads, for their very own existence and interest.
Get the big picture, right!!!

logical

RPK , you and Marina have made great great contribution
to the cause of justice , fairness and integrity in Malaysia.May both of you enjoy good health and blessings for years to come.