The AG is so full of shit

The ex-Land and Co-operative Development Minister, Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam, has a tape-recording of the AG extorting money from him. Yes, that’s right, the AG demanded money from Kasitah Gaddam or else he was going to charge him for corruption.


Raja Petra Kamaudin

Home ministry’s appeal on RPK release postponed

(Bernama) — The Federal Court today adjourned the hearing of an appeal by the Home Ministry against the High Court’s decision to release blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin from two-year detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA) to a date to be fixed.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah informed the panel led by Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Arifin Zakaria, that the prosecution had not served the notice of appeal on Raja Petra, the reason for his absence today.

Justice Arifin who sat with Federal Court justices Datuk Hashim Yusof and Tan Sri James Foong Cheng Yuen granted the prosecution’s application to adjourn the appeal, as they had not served the notice on Raja Petra, who is the editor of the web portal Malaysia Today.

When asked by Justice Hashim on the chances of serving the notice on Raja Petra, Tun Majid replied: “Raja Petra’s address is still unknown.”

Raja Petra’s counsel Malik Imtiaz Sarwar told the court that the appeal had become academic because the minister’s order to detain him for two years had already expired.

“The matter is academic but it’s nothing to stop the minister to issue a new order as it’s already two years,” he said.

Tun Majid replied that the minister’s order would become academic after Sept 21, 2010.

Speaking to reporters later, Tun Majid said the prosecution did not know Raja Petra’s whereabouts as his right address was not known to the prosecution. On Nov 7, 2008, the Shah Alam High Court ordered the release of Raja Petra from ISA detention after ruling that his two-year detention at the Kamunting detention camp in Taiping was unlawful.

Raja Petra was arrested on Sept 12, 2008 as he was deemed a threat to national security and the order to detain him under the ISA was issued on Sept 22, 2008.

Raja Petra was detained on the grounds that he, among others, owned and operated the Malaysia Today website and had intentionally and recklessly published his articles and also readers’ comments on Malaysia Today that were critical of and insulted Muslims, the purity of Islam and the personality of Prophet Muhammad.

In filing the habeas corpus application, Raja Petra had named the Home Minister as the respondent.


The Umno people are asking me to come home to ‘face the music’. Basically they are talking about my allegation against the wife of the Prime Minister, Rosmah Mansor. They call me a fugitive from the law and accuse me of not being brave enough to be accountable for my actions by coming home to face trial, and so on.

As I said before, either they are ignorant or they are intentionally trying to mislead the public. I have already written about this issue at length more than once so allow me to just go through the summary of the whole issue.

First of all, the two criminal charges against me have been dropped. I have been discharged not amounting to an acquittal. So what charges are they talking about? There are no charges against me and neither is there a warrant of arrest pending. So how can I be a fugitive from the law?

That is the first point.

What I have stressed over and over again is the fact that they are still trying to get me under detention without trial — the Internal Security Act. In short, they are trying to get me through the ‘back door’. That is my bone of contention.

Now, there are two things wrong here.

First is that my detention without trial is for the same ‘crime’ as the charges I had faced, and now dropped. This means I am being punished twice for the same crime, which is wrong in law. You can’t be punished twice for the same crime. I have said this before.

Second is that the Shah Alam High Court has already ruled my detention as unlawful. The government, however, is not happy with that. Around the same time that the government announced it would not be appealing against the Razak Baginda acquittal it announced it would be appealing against the high court’s decision to release me.

Is not murder a more serious crime than writing an article not favourable to the government? Why announce that they would not appeal against Razak Baginda’s acquittal for murder and at the same time announce that they would appeal the release of someone freed from illegal detention without trial?

Okay, so they want to appeal the high court’s decision to release me. Well and fine. They in fact already filed the appeal in early 2009. Then, after almost two years of inactivity, they suddenly pursue the appeal.

Why after almost two years of silence do they suddenly wake up? Is it because the detention order against me is expiring soon — in about three weeks to be exact? Are they trying to ride on the old detention order so that they can roll over the detention order another two years? This would avoid them having to issue a new detention order.

I call this mala fide, which means bad faith in layman’s language.

Yesterday, the Federal Court was supposed to hear the appeal. But without any warning the government asked the court to postpone the hearing. My lawyers were ready to proceed and I had already told them to fight this case till the end. Why do they not want to proceed with the hearing? Why ask the court to postpone it indefinitely?

The excuse the government is giving is they do not know my address so they can’t serve any papers on me.

That is utter bullshit. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad knows my address. I have given it to him. Tan Sri Sanusi Junid also knows my address. He has come to my house for dinner. In fact, we met twice. And Sanusi has not hidden this fact. He has told others about it who in turn phoned me to tell me that they found out from Sanusi that he came to my house for dinner.

It is therefore no secret.

When I was in Kamunting back in September-November 2008 they served papers on my lawyers. They know who my lawyers are so why can’t they serve whatever papers they want to serve on my lawyers? They have done this before. Why can’t they do it again? My lawyers are authorised to receive papers on my behalf. Serving the papers on my lawyers is as good as serving them on me.

Anyway, yesterday’s appeal hearing is a continuation of the hearing of February 2009. This is not a new hearing. It is a continuation. And this means the papers have already been served back in 2009. So what new papers are they talking about?

More importantly, I do not need to be in court for the hearing. I am not under arrest or out on bail. This is detention without trial, not a criminal charge. So I do not need to be in court. Why can’t they proceed with the hearing even though, as they said, I am not in court?

Do you remember the case of the Hindraf 5? They were also not in court. Yet the court heard their appeal in their absence. In fact, the Hindraf 5 asked the court for permission to appear in court but the court rejected their application. The court ruled that they do not need to be in court.

So there you are. The Umno chaps talk about the allegation against Rosmah Mansor. I am telling them it is not about that. It is about the government still trying to detain me without trial. And yesterday the government just proved me right.

Over to you Umno. What do you have to say now?

Aiyah, the Attorney General is so full of shit. He treats Malaysians as if they are country bumpkins. Okay, his DPPs are stupid, as the Teoh Beng Hock murder inquiry has proven. But that does not mean the rest of us are also stupid.

Hey, maybe the AG would like to response to this allegation.

The ex-Land and Co-operative Development Minister, Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam, has a tape-recording of the AG extorting money from him. Yes, that’s right, the AG demanded money from Kasitah Gaddam or else he was going to charge him for corruption.

Kasitah Gaddam then went to meet the Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, and played the tape for the PM to hear. But the Prime Minister did nothing. And Kasitah Gaddam refused to pay the money that the AG demanded. So the AG charged him for corruption. Read more here:

Does Umno want to talk about this? A comment from Dr Mahatbir maybe?

As I said, the AG is so full of shit. And I bet he prays five times a day and fasts the entire month of Ramadhan as well. I suppose he can always go to Mekah after this to get his sins cleansed in front of the Kaabah like most Muslims do.