Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Raja Petra teams up with WikiLeaks

Whistleblowers Raja Petra Kamarudin
and Julian Assange have inked
a MoU for a partnership.
KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia Today, run by self-exiled blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin yesterday announced a team-up with renowned whistleblower website WikiLeaks, led by Julian Assange.

Raja Petra’s controversial blog has rocked Malaysian politics since its creation in August 2004, exposing everything from corrupt low-ranked civil servants to the alleged involvement of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor in the Altantuya Shariibuu murder case in November 2006.

His posts had even resulted in him being arrested under the draconian Internal Security Act in September 2008.

Just recently, Raja Petra granted an interview to the Umno-owned TV3, urging authorities to investigate a statutory declaration claiming that Rosmah had been personally involved in the brutal murder of Altantuya.

WikiLeaks, launched in 2006, made world headlines due to its exposure of US documents related to the conflicts in both Iran and Afghanistan.

The website specialises in the publication of private, secret, and classified information from anonymous news sources, news leaks and whistle-blowers.

Assange who in 2009 was awarded Amnesty International’s Media Award, appealed against a decision by UK courts to have him extradited to Sweden to face charges related to sex crimes, which he had denied committing.

As a result, he must report to the police station in Beccles, Suffolk, on a daily basis.

The news of the MoU was carried on Malaysia Today itself, accompanied by photographs of a smiling Raja Petra and Assange shaking hands over the Memorandum of Understanding.

Tashny Sukumaran FMT

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