Message from MT's Team: 5.30pm 6th May 2008
From CIMB bank account :
We would like to CALL OFF the donation campaign as we already collected enough fund to at least bail out our dearest YM RPK.
It is the matter of RPK principle, and collecting excess wouldn't be appreciated by him.
As stated aerlier, all excess will be given to charitable home/center, and RPK or his family will make known of the statement from time to time.
Thank you MALAYSIAN for supporting MALAYSIA TODAY!
From Paypal account :
$3,283.61 USD (net total, after deduction of fee charges by Paypal services)
Message from RPK's wife and family:
Only RM5,000.00 is needed to bail out RPK.
The remaining balance will be given to charitable home of RPK's choice.
We would like to thank you all for your tremendous supports.
-END OF UPDATE-------------------------------
RPK expresses his sincere thanks to all of you in helping him to get through this.
"ONE MALAYSIAN RINGGIT ONE PERSON" RPK's court bail donation can be deposit into this account:
Account No.: 1403 0214 3340 50
Account Name Holder: Visvalinjam
The account number given by Marina Lee (RPK's wife)
RPK's bail out set to RM5,000.00
THANK YOU MALAYSIAN!
From Malaysiakini: Read here for more
Malaysia Today news portal webmaster Raja Petra Kamaruddin was today charged with sedition at the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court over an article which he wrote in his website.
The article allegedly implied that Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife were involved in the killing of a young Mongolian woman.
Raja Petra claimed trial to the charge. He was charged under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act for publishing seditious article on April 25 on Malaysia Today.
Hearing has been fixed from Oct 6 to 10 and Raja Petra was granted a bail of RM5,000, which he refused to post, deciding instead to remain in custody until the hearing date.
If found guilty, Raja Petra could be jailed for a maximum of three years and/or face a fine of up to RM5,000.
The chargesheet also highlighted nine paragraphs of the article which was titled "Let's send the Altantuya murderers to hell" as seditious.
Talking to reporters at the Jalan Duta court complex this morning, Raja Petra said that he was a victim of political persecution.
"I knew this was coming. They are going to find ways and excuses to charge me but these are stupid excuses," he said.
"Once they charge me, we will show that there is no evidence against me," he added.
He said that he was aware of a call made by an Umno leader from Petaling Jaya (Utara) about three weeks ago that "they should find ways to arrest me".
News about Raja Petra's case spread like a wild fire last night and this morning a large crowd had gathered at the court complex to show support for him.
Also present were DAP leaders Lim Kit Siang and Ronnie Liu as well as Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar.