The Shah Alam High Court this morning ruled that the detention of well-known blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin under the ISA was illegal and ordered his immediate release.
The judge ordered that Raja Petra, editor of the popular ‘Malaysia Today’ website, be produced in court by 4pm today after which he should be immediately released
The Shah Alam High Court has ordered the release of RPK. He will be brought from Kamunting to the Shah Alam high court at 4pm today. Be there to greet RPK!
Much thanks must go to the learned judge Justice Syed Helmy and the outstanding defence team of Malik Imtiaz, Azhar Azizan Harun, Ashok Kandiah, and Neoh Hor Kee. And last but not least, much gratitude to the friends and supporters who have been attending the hearings and vigils. Syabas everyone!
The candlelight vigils will continue in support of the remaining ISA detainees. And RPK will plan to be there, starting with the one in Seremban tonight.
“The mood here is fantastic,” says Rakyat@Work, my contact at the scene. “When the verdict was read out, everyone was in jubilation so much so the judge had to admonish the crowd and remind them it was a court of law. We couldn’t help it though! A lot of people were crying openly.”
RPK WALKING TALL AND FREE