Malaysiakini reported that MalaysiaToday blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin was arrested and charged for defaming Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's wife, Rosmah Mansor, and two others, a charge with criminal defamation under section 500 of the Penal Code at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate's Court this morning. According to section 500 of the Penal Code, "whoever defames another shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both".
The Court was stunned when Raja Petra refused to enter a plea on whether he was 'guilty' or 'not guilty'. Raja Petra quoted "I refuse to respond to the plea on grounds that the charges are both defective and mala fide (in bad faith)," since I have repeated those words three times already.
It is learned that the prosecution took it as a 'not guilty' plea and requested Magistrate Nazran Mohd Sham to set bail at RM10,000 while an commotion happened and the court when on a break.
After the one-hour break, the court set RM2,000 bail which was posted by Raja Petra. Magistrate Nazran also set court hearing on 15 August 2008.
The BIGGEST TROUBLE is about to EXPLODE and will Datuk Seri Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor and the BN leaders be prepared to face.
news courtesy of Malaysiakini while photo courtesy of NST