Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Raja Petra to be detained 2yrs under ISA

Raja Petra to be detained 2yrs under ISA

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin was served with an order last night that would see him detained in Kamunting for two years under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

The detention order was signed by Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar last night.

He will be held without trial under Section 8 of the ISA, reporters were told by his lawyers, who were at the High Court hear to argue their habeas corpus application on Tuesday.

He was detained under the ISA on Sept 12. Two others detained that day, Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Choon Heng, have since been released.

Raja Petra had filed a notice of motion through Messrs Mathews Hun Kandiah last Tuesday citing the grounds that his detention was unlawful and contravened the Federal Constitution.

His lead counsel at Tuesday's proceedings was Malik Imtiaz Sarwar. The Deputy Public Prosecutor was Abdul Wahab Mohamad.

The Court set Oct 28 to hear further submissions.


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