GVA: Blogger’s habeas corpus bid thwarted

Just on the day of blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s habeas corpus, a detention order was issued for him to be held under s. 8(1) of the Internal Security Act (ISA). Malaysia’s Minister of Home Affairs, Syed Hamid Albar, was reported to have admitted to signing the detention order the night before the habeas corpus hearing.

Raja Petra, or RPK as he is better known, was detained on the 12th of September, along with a journalist from a mainstream newspaper and an opposition member of Parliament.

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