02 May, 2008

Raja Petra Kamarudin being investigated under the Sedition Act

Malaysiakini 02/05/2008:

Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin was 'visited' by seven police officers following a recent internet posting pertaining to the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case.


Raja Petra Kamarudin has been called in by the police to have his statement recorded over a recent internet posting pertaining to the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case.

His wife Marina Lee Abdullah told Malaysiakini that Raja Petra had gone to the federal police’s cybercrimes division at 4pm.

In an account posted on his blog, seven police officers from the Cyber Crime Division spent 2 hours in his house, confiscated his PC and notebook computer before issuing him a notice to report to Bukit Aman.

The blog says according to the police, Raja Petra is being investigated with regards to an article he wrote, "Let’s send the Altantuya murderers..." It seems a police report has been made against Raja Petra by another police officer.

According to Star Online, CCID director Commissioner Datuk Koh Hong Sun confirmed his officers had visited Raja Petra to assist police in their investigations and declined to elaborate further.

Under the Communications and Multimedia Act, a person found guilty under Section 233 may be be liable to a fine up to RM50,000, maximum jail sentence of one year or to both.

More here.



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Cops investigating Raja Petra under Multimedia Act

By LOURDES CHARLES, The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin is being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for an article he wrote recently titled Let's send the Altantuya murderers to hell.

It is learnt that eight police officers from the Federal Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) visited Raja Petra’s house in Sungai Buloh here at about 9am on Friday.

They seized a laptop and a CPU (central processing unit) before leaving at about 11am.

According to Raja Petra’s wife Marina Lee Abdullah, her husband had also been served with a notice requesting him to present himself at the CCID office in Bukit Perdana on Friday evening.

It is learnt police officers from the cyber crimes investigations unit are expected to record his statement over the article he wrote and posted on the Malaysia Today online news portal on April 25.

CCID director Commissioner Datuk Koh Hong Sun confirmed his officers had visited Raja Petra to assist police in their investigations.

He declined to elaborate further.

It is learnt that the CCID officers would be investigating certain allegations made in the article that were deemed false and defamatory.

Under Section 233 of the Act:

1) A person who

a) by means of any network facilities or network service or applications service knowingly —

(i) makes, creates or solicits; and

(ii) initiates the transmission of,

any comment, request, suggestion or other communication which is obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person; or

b) initiates a communication using any applications service, whether continuously, repeatedly or otherwise, during which communication may or may not ensue, with or without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person at any number or electronic address,

commits an offence.

2) A person who knowingly

(a) by means of a network service or applications service provides any obscene communication for commercial purposes to any person; or

(b) permits a network service or applications service under the person 's control to be used for an activity described in paragraph (a),

commits an offence.

(3) A person who commits an offence under this section shall, on conviction,be liable to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both and shall also be liable to a further fine of one thousand ringgit for every day during which the offence is continued after conviction



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