updated: RPK observes "changes" under Najib, wants "meaningful engagement" with the PM on civil liberty issues.
|Friends, rivals and mates again: RPK and Big Dog|
London: Blogger Big Dog met up with RPK at Tok Din's in Paddington for dinner last night. These two have fought alongside and against each other in cyberspace since 1998. RPK more or less led the online onslaught against Dr Mahathir's government to free Anwar Ibrahim; Big Dog was one of the pioneer Umno cyber warriors who came forth to do battle with RPK's "army". In 2006, both men joined hands to help take down the former PM and were often seen with Tun Dr Mahathir. Shortly before PRU12, RPK rejoined Anwar Ibrahim and helped Pakatan Rakyat to an unprecedented near-victory, and once again the two men became bitter rivals. Lately, as we all know, RPK has seen the "real" Anwar and the long-time staunch supporter of the Opposition leader is today probably his greatest pain in the butt.
Last night was the first time RPK and Big Dog had met since just after the PRU12 in March 2008.
Read Big Dog's account of their meeting in Anwar don't tolerate any dissent.
“How is Anwar going to debate Najib when he is too chicken to face me?" - Raja Petra
How is it that Anwar Ibrahim, hailed by many as Malaysia's voice of freedom (or something like that), has forced the organiser of a forum to drop Raja Petra Kamaruddin, a fellow Malaysian, from the panel if they wanted Anwar to be part of that forum?
Our "mole" is in England right now and is expected to have dinner with Raja Petra Kamaruddin today. We hope to get more meat on this soon.
In the meantime, Apanama is not so amused in Transparency, Freedom of Speech and Democracy - Anwar's Style .. And the victim is none other than RPK himself!