Thursday, April 14, 2011

Raja Petra Kamaruddin - let him be

Raja Petra Kamarudin at a press conference aft...Image via Wikipedia

Sarawak Attack - is this the ace in Najib's deck.

Well lets see some of the things he's tried, there is Sodomy 1 for starters, then he's got the alleged sex video scandal by the gang of three called the "Datuk Trio," he's thrown his "boy" Idris Jala into the fray and is courting the Christians in Sarawak, trying to cut an exclusive deal for East Malaysian Christians, he's forgotten the Allah issue, he's got the "Sarawak Report" attacked, he's followed suit with "Malaysiakini" too, attempting a news blackout, I will be least surprised if there is a complete breakdown in internet services on Friday, and now we've got this, and we are expected to believe this too.

Those of you who read my blog and know my good friend Ajit Singh Jessy, know that Ajit used to always tell us not to listen to RPK because he could not substantiate what he said. Ajit being the lawyer he is, never swallowed what RPK said like most of us who used to get thrilled by his revelations.

Having said that I believe that what RPK has said in the past were issues he was convinced were true, if not then what he is saying right now is just as credible as what he said before.

He has been recorded as having said,“I have never accused the prime minister or his wife as being involved in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case.” for those of us who have followed RPK this is stunning, he has suddenly turned the tables.

Being a father myself I suppose I know where he is coming from, we all know his son had some brushes with  the law, could there have been a trade off? Well we'll never know will we?

RPK as we now know does not seem  put much thought into  what he says, he is reported as having said “I don't believe the story anymore. Because I feel, maybe it's impossible. How can the wife of the prime minister have been at that place (where Altantuya killed), as that place is in the middle of the forest. "I thought, 'would she climb to such a high ground, enter the forest in the middle of the night, midnight? I thought that must be impossible."

If you go back to the blogs he is the man who made these revelations no matter who is source was, and if he did not believe it he should not have put it to print, but he did and all of us are witness to it, so what has made him disbelieve right now, I think that is the question every Malaysian who has followed RPK must now themselves.

The timing of RPK's interviews is also very important, why now on the eve of the Sarawak elections and at the time Najib is going on a whirlwind tour of Sarawak to campaign? This is the time the BN is putting all the desperado tactics in place, the blocking of the Sarawak report, the alleged Anwar video, the blocking of Malaysiakini and other blogs that are perceived as BN unfriendly, and now the RPK interview on TV3. I really wonder who arranged this interview, and if it would have been aired when he was making all those accusations. We know where TV3 is coming from too.

We have also  got to give this man his dues no matter what, do not foul him for what his happening, circumstances I believe have driven him to this, and when it may involve family as a  family man perhaps he has decided to put family first.

On the making of his Statutory Declaration Malaysiakini reports

According to the TV3 report, Raja Petra said the aim of the three people concerned was to ensure that Najib did not replace Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as prime minister when the latter steps down.

Raja Petra said he had asked Nik Azmi why he was so insistent that he (Raja Petra) make the SD accusing Rosmah of being involved in the case.

“What do you hope to achieve? He (Nik Azmi) said Pak Lah will step down. If we don't block Najib, Najib will be prime minister to succeed Pak Lah.”

Raja Petra said further he then asked Din Merican to get Anwar's approval for the SD.

“Din Merican then contacted me again and he said he had spoken to Anwar and Anwar has given the green light. He said okay, this person (Azmi) is no problem. What he says, we can believe."

If you notice he has not said that Anwar told him to make the SD,  that someone else - Din Merican is supposed to have called Anwar and Anwar was supposed to have given Din Merican the green light.

Well  think we all know where Raja Petra Kamaruddin is coming from, I do not think any Malaysian in his right mind would grudge him  what he says considering the circumstances, but I think every rational Malaysian will conclude this case without really much to think about.

Will history have a place for RPK? Most certainly it will he will be remembered well in the annals of UMNO  history, if UMNO survives.

(To be fair I think we have to hear all sides Din Merican's statement can be read by clicking on the link below, do watch the videpo too in the second link provided below) video to watch  Watch this  
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