Raja Petra still a wanted man: CID chief

(The Star) – Former Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin is still a wanted man, says Federal CID director Comm Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin.

Despite being given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal by the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court earlier Wednesday, Raja Petra would most likely still have face the court over his sedition charge.

“It is up to the Attorney-General’s Chambers to decide whether to uphold the charges against him.

“We can still charge him after he comes back as the case has not been thrown out yet. He is still wanted based on the charge,” Comm Bakri said.

Comm Bakri said that Raja Petra’s wife Marina Lee was also wanted for being his bailor; she has also “gone missing,” he added.

On May 6 last year, Raja Petra, 60, pleaded not guilty to posting seditious words in an article published on his website www.malaysiatoday.net.

The Sessions Court gave Raja Petra a discharge not amounting to an acquittal because the police could not trace him and because the prosecution had failed to serve the warrant of arrest on him.