Controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin has been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA). According to his wife Marina Lee Abdullah, Raja Petra was arrested when 10 police personnel who arrived at his home in Sungai Buloh at 1.10pm. When Malaysiakini contacted her at 1.25pm, the police personnel were still there. According to Marina, Raja Petra has yet to appoint a lawyer to handle the matter. Reported in Malaysiakini
Why this need to use the draconian ISA against Raja Petra when all their dirty moves failed to silence him? Simply because Raja Petra is the most influential personality in Malaysia today. He is seen as a threat to the ruling coalition and even to Anwar if Pakatan Rakyat were to come into power.
The People had collectively entrusted their hopes and voices unto RPK and he is seen as someone who carries the voice of The People. Yes, indeed he has become an iconic figure in the like of Martin Luther King Jr. That explains the government need to stoop so low to use this ISA against him.
So, what will happen from now remains to be seen. Will the voice of The People be silenced together with RPK being ISA-ed?
I take this as a temporary setback. The People will not waver and The People will fight back stronger this time. I believe this is what RPK wanted Us to believe in. Lets not forget the coming court case against RPK in October. Is this move an ill-intent attempt to stop RPK from revealing the truth behind the Altantuya's murder case? Oooo... I just love to see them react each time the odds stacked up against them. So Machoooo...