At 1:10pm today, controversial blogger and the founder of alternative news portal Malaysia Today, Raja Petra Kamaruddin was arrested at his home. According to his wife, Marina Lee Abdullah, more than 10 police personnel came to their house and whisked him away without any explanation, except that his is being detained under the notorious Internal Security Act (ISA).
Three Malaysian newspapers – Sin Chew Daily, The Sun , and Suara
Keadilan (owned by Parti Keadilan Rakyat) – were also issued show cause letters by the Home Ministry.
Things are going ugly again. Looks like Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s claim to unseat BN as the government on the 16th of September is getting more and more unlikely. Stay tuned for more updates later.