28 June, 2008

“C4 expert” and Lt-Col Norhayati Hassan sue RPK

Two people named in Raja Petra Kamarudin’s statutory declaration on June 18 as having been present at the murder scene of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu are suing the Malaysia Today editor for defamation.

They are Lt-Col Aziz Buyong, described by Raja Petra Kamaruddin as a “C4 expert” in the statutory declaration, and Lt-Col Norhayati Hassan.

The two together with Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, were said in the statutory declaration to have been present when the Altantuya was blown up with C4 explosives.

In a two sets of a three-page letter to RPK from legal firm Gab, Rao & Chuah, RPK was asked to issue an apology to the clients, pay RM1 million in damages in which the money will be donated to charitable foundation. The lawyers have given RPK seven days to reply, or else ....!

Action may be taken against blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin if the Attorney-General finds that there are elements of slander against the government in a statutory declaration made by him on June 18.

Federal CID director Datuk Bakri Zinin said the allegations made by the editor of the Malaysia-Today website in the declaration were very serious.

"Investigations are ongoing and we have recorded several statements except from one person. We waiting to take further action," he told reporters at his office here Friday.

So far, among those whose statements have been taken are Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor who is the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Umno Youth deputy chief and Rembau Member of Parliament, Khairy Jamaluddin.

In the declaration filed at the High Court here, Raja Petra named three individuals, including Rosmah, as being present at the scene where Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu was murdered in 2006.

He (Raja Petra) further claimed that Khairy had in his possession a military intelligence report about the presence of Rosmah, bomb expert Col Aziz Buyong and his wife Norhayati, who is an aide to Rosmah, at the place where Altantuya's body was blown up with explosives in Puncak Alam, Shah Alam in Oct 2006.

What is so subjudice to discuss about Raja Petra’s SD?

These morons claims subjudice as it is for one's own political convenience without even understanding the meaning or what sub judice all is about.

The whole purpose of subjudice is to avoid circumstances where the court process will be affected by such comment or affected by pressures generated by such comment, to the detriment of public justice. Yes undertand this concept. This concept is only applicable if we are talking about a jury trial that we, the society have gladly abandoned over a decade ago due to our ignorance.

Trial of jury is alike a freedom of speech or freedom of religion in a democracy process.

Are you telling the Malaysian public and its honorable elected representative that, it is sub judice because a non jury judge sitting deciding on the law and fact can be influenced and hindered to provide an impartial and proper verdict on their extremely precious comments. Gosh!!!!, they must really think that we are suckers and of course the judge is the ultimate sucker.

The sub judice rule is understandable and acceptable where a jury is sitting in the issue, but the defence of sub judice by these morons are not acceptable when the issue is before a judge sitting alone. It is really pathetic and sad that these morons think that extraneous comments on Raja Petra's SD on the case or the issue can actually affect their learned judge. A judge is a judge, he/she is a judge because of the faith that the society have in him/her to execute his/her judgement based on the intention of the law and facts that reflects his/her conscience for the well being of the society and naturally public interest.

In Malaysia, it is very easy to shut and clamp down everything down on the pretext of law although the law supposedly serves the goodwill of the society. Raja Petra through his unorthodox method raises public interest in a court without jury and his interference with the administration of justice to seek the truth is a welcome act for the society as the society continues to educate itself with the thought to act against these dogmatic practices that defeats the goodwill of our society.

What Raja Petra has brought about is of public interest in seeking the truth so let's act and support Raja Petra in unraveling the truth for our society collectively rather than continuing being in the sideline.

R. Shan (Human Being)
(Source:Malaysia Today.)



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