Sep 12, 2008

Malaysia Today's Blogger Raja Petra is 'arrested under ISA'

Malaysia Today's blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin has been arrested under ISA according to the latest news by Malaysiakini.

(Malaysiakini) Controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin has been detained under the Internal Security Act, said his wife Marina Lee Abdullah.

According to her, Raja Petra was arrested when 10 police personnel who arrived at his home in Sungai Buloh at 1.10pm.

When Malaysiakini contacted her at 1.25pm, the police personnel were still there.

Marina said that Raja Petra has yet to appoint a lawyer to handle the matter.

This is the second time Raja Petra has been detained under ISA, which allows detention without trial.

His first arrest under the tough security law was in 2001, where he detained as part of a crackdown against reformasi activists in which nine others were also held.

Raja Petra was released about two months later. However, six of the reformasi leaders were eventually sent to the Kamunting Detention Centre in Taiping where they were detained for two years.

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