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.