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Raja Petra released after 2-hour "interview". update 7.30pm
RPK, who runs the Malaysia Today on-line, said the Commercial Crime Division of Bukit Aman had asked him to make a statement with regards to his posting headlined "Let's send Altantuya murderers to Hell".
He refused to make that statement, of course.
The cops gave up (for now, at least) after two hours.
RPK was accompanied by his lawyer, YB William Leong, the MP of Selayang.
Scores of journalists, bloggers and Malaysia Today supporters waited at the entrance of the Bukit Aman.
The MP of Wangsa Maju, YB Wee Choo Keong, arrived just after 5pm. After a brief discussion with Marina, RPK's wife, Wee told her he would try and meet the cops. He asked me to accompany him. Wee took offence when the sentry on duty stepped in front of him and blocked his progress with an elbow.
"Wah, is this a police state now? I don't think we are a police state. Are we a police state?" Wee challenged the sentry's superiors. He said the sentry treated him like a criminal.
"If you can do this to an wakil rakyat," he continued, "what chance does the average citizen," he said, pointing at me, "your guard there will kick him out, hah?"
That's YB Wee for you!
Raja Petra said the cops still had his lap top and computer. He confirmed that he was being investigated under Sedition Act.
"For two hours they tried to make me make a statement. I refused. They threatened to charge me for refusing to make a statement. I told them, go ahead and arrest me or release me right now. And i told them that if they let me walk, I don't want to see their faces again."
RPK investigated under Sedition Act, here.
original postingLATEST!!! 3.25pm
Meet you at 4pm today, like NOW!
Bukit Aman is in a hurry. Marina RPK says the cops have her husband to come to Bukit Aman at 4pm TODAY, and not 11am tomorrow.
Meet you at Bt Aman, 11am. Spoke to RPK. He's at home. They confiscated his desktop and laptop. And he has been summoned to Bukit Aman (CCID, near the Bank Negara NOT the one near the old British Council, just in case you want to turn up and show your support) to give a statement.
RPK said he'll write something on the incident. From some cybercafe, I imagine.
The cops' visit came days after RPK's last posting on his blog Corridors of Power headlined Let's send the Altantuya murderers to hell.
Read also Tengku Sariffuddin's letter to RPK on that posting h e r e and RPK's response to the DPM's press secretary's letter h e r e.
I was told that Raja Petra Kamaruddin was visited by six police officers at his home this morning.
I was told they are still there.