RPK’s habeas corpus hearing brought forward to 23 Sept


Meanwhile, something else is happening…

This was reported on Malaysia Today:

RPK’s habeas corpus hearing has been brought forward to Tuesday, 23 September 2008 at 9:00am at Jalan Duta Criminal Court 2. (That’s tomorrow! – Anil.) The judge hearing the application is Yang Arif Puan Suraya binti Othman.

It was originally supposed to be heard this Friday before a different judge.

This was a 19 September report by Bernama:

Court To Hear Raja Petra’s Habeas Corpus Application On Friday

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) — The High Court here fixed next Friday to hear the habeas corpus application by blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin who is seeking his release from detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

The case will be heard before Justice Datuk Mohamed Apandi Ali.

His counsel, Ashok Kandiah, when contacted said he met Raja Petra at Bukit Aman and the blogger had affirmed his affidavit which would be filed at the High Court crminal registry Friday to facilitate his application.

Raja Petra filed a notice of motion through Messrs Mathews Hun Kandiah on Tuesday citing the grounds that his detention was unlawful and contravened the Federal Constitution.

Let’s keep praying for a favourable outcome.

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22 Sep 2008 11.49pm

I’m worried for RPK. Was this the same judge who turned down Uthaya’s application?

Anak Pulau Pinang
Anak Pulau Pinang
22 Sep 2008 7.35pm

About time that RPK and other ISA blokes released. If they are not, would suggest DSAI and the PR maintain the ISA just to give Botak Al Blurr, sleepy, Najib and company a taste of their own cake. We should keep the momentum going till RPK, the Hindraf Boys and all others walk out of Kamunting or wherever else the stupid govt keeps them. Frankly, Al Blurr is … a simple Lawyer Burok if he thinks that we Malaysians will take his stupid statement that the Police decide on who they grab for ISA and when they want to release… Read more »

22 Sep 2008 4.04pm

be there…. with bells on!!!


Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit
22 Sep 2008 3.47pm

Hi Progressive Friends If the battle between BN and PR for power at the Federal level comes to an impasse, what do you think of the following scenario? (It’s just a scenario and I do realise that some of the propositions, such as (1) may be unrealistic and may generate flak, such as (2)) (1) Internal pressure within UMNO forces AAB to hand over power to Tengku Razaleigh (2) Reformers in BN form a “govt of national unity” with the PR (I know, I know — I can picture my social democratic friends shaking their heads at this suggestion of… Read more »

22 Sep 2008 3.01pm

There are over sixty people detained under the ISA. Let’s keep all of them in our prayers.

22 Sep 2008 2.35pm

Good, better if raja be release tomorrow. I will be there.
Meanwhile, what’s happening with the follow up on Utusan and Toyo outcome? We are particularly keen to know whats the finding. Pls keep us inform?

Steve Ong
Steve Ong
22 Sep 2008 2.15pm

…just follow what MBEKI just did…

22 Sep 2008 2.08pm

support RPK

22 Sep 2008 1.59pm

So, the hearing already started to heat huh

Malaysia politics The Truth

22 Sep 2008 1.52pm

RPK should be released. The 5 Hindraf detainees should also be released. These people are no threat to the country. They are no threat to the country. Perceived threat is politically motivated. If Malaysia wants international respect, these detainees should be released unconditionally. We love the country and we want the world to respect Malaysia. ISA is not for the purpose of detaining people who are political enemies or those who want to express their grievances and get the government to help them.