Police Believe Raja Petra Still In London


(Bernama) — Police believe “Malaysia Today” portal editor Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin is still in London and have asked the authorities in the British capital to trace him, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said Wednesday.

“Based on intelligence, police believe Raja Petra is still hiding in London and I have asked the authorities there to trace him,” he told Bernama.

He said Raja Petra was wanted back in the country to prove his innocence.

“If Raja Petra feels he is not in the wrong, he should come forward and clear his name. Why should he hide? He should return here,” he said.

Raja Petra went missing after two warrants of arrest were issued for him for failing to attend a court hearing on April 23 and May 23 for publishing seditious words and defaming Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the prime minister, on his portal, www.malaysia-today.net.

On the possible extradition of Raja Petra, Musa said the application would take time.

“In fact, there is no need for (an extradition) order. He has to surrender,” he said.