Raja Petra Kamaruddin

Raja Petra Kamaruddin

Blog: http://www.malaysiakini.com/
Location: Malaysia
3° 5' 47.8896" N, 101° 38' 4.2756" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 12 Sep 2008 and 06 Nov 2008

Controversial blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin and founder of Malaysia Today website was arrested under the Internal Security Act for allegedly being "a threat to security, peace and public order."

Raja Petra was detained in September 2008 and held for 56 days under the Internal Security Act, which allows for indefinite detention without trial.

He was accused of writing articles that allegedly insulted Islam. But the blogger, himself a member of Malaysia's majority Muslim community, is best known for his political articles.

He was freed by the High Court in November 2008 after it ruled the government had acted outside its powers by ordering the two-year detention, but his future was cast into doubt when the decision was appealed. He fled the country after being held under security laws in 2008. He is free to return after a detention order lapsed in early November 2010.

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