Raja Petra is living in exile in the UK after fleeing sedition and criminal defamation charges in Malaysia in 2006, over a string of stories he published linking Prime Minister Najib Razak and wife, Rosmah Mansor to the gruesome murder of Mongolian model and translator Shaariibuugiin Altantuya.
Apandi has second thoughts on suing ‘bankrupt’ RPK
Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali has yet to file a lawsuit against blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin over the latter’s “highly defamatory” article about him.
This is because Raja Petra has been found to be “bankrupt”, according to Apandi.
“I’m still considering, before this I checked (and found) he is bankrupt.
“So I’m thinking whether it is worth it to go against a bankrupt. I’ll be spending money and at the end of the day, I get nothing (in return).
“I’m still thinking,” he told Malaysiakini when met between meetings at the eighth Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) meeting between Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam in Putrajaya this morning.
November 4, 2017
IGP confirms 3 cops sent to question Raja Petra in UK
PETALING JAYA: Three police officers from Bukit Aman went to the United Kingdom earlier this week to meet with Raja Petra Kamarudin, The Malaysian Insight reported.
Inspector-General of Police Mohd Fuzi Harun told the portal that the three officers had gone to the UK to record Raja Petra’s statement. Raja Petra remains in self exile in the UK.
The statement, taken on Wednesday in a session said to have lasted five hours, was over police reports filed by Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali against the blogger.
On Oct 22, Apandi lodged two police reports against Raja Petra over an online article carrying a corruption allegation against him. The reports were filed in Kuantan and Putrajaya.
The AG was later reported to have said the offence should come under Section 499 of the Penal Code for criminal defamation.
Another claim made by Raja Petra in the articles were that a meeting had taken place in 2015 between then chief justice Arifin Zakaria, current chief justice Raus Shariff, current Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin and Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Raja Petra alleged that the meeting was about an alleged plot by then attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail with some others to bring down the government through investigations into 1MDB and its former subsidiary, SRC International.
On Tuesday, Apandi said he was still waiting for an apology from Raja Petra, adding that he would proceed to sue if there was no apology from the blogger.
“If there is no apology forthcoming from him, I will definitely sue him till kingdom come.
25 October 2017
AG lodges police report against blogger RPK
Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali has lodged a police report against blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin for criminal defamation.
Apandi, when contacted by Malaysiakini, confirmed via text message that a report was lodged three days ago.
“It’s for criminal defamation,” he said without elaborating.
Raja Petra, or better known as RPK, has written two articles titled “Strong Rumours Surrounding the AG”. The articles alleged corruption involving Apandi when he was a Federal Court judge.
23 October 2017
October 23, 2017
Ex-judge: AG should lodge police report over Raja Petra’s allegation
PETALING JAYA: Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali should lodge a police report for criminal defamation following two articles posted by blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, a retired judge said.
Gopal Sri Ram said Apandi could also file a defamation suit against the blogger.
“That course of filing a suit is always open to him. However, given the nature of the comments and the seriousness of the allegation, this is a case of criminal defamation,” he told FMT.
Sri Ram said this in response to two articles by Raja Petra titled “Strong Rumours Surrounding the AG: Part 1 and Part 2” published in his Malaysia Today blog on Friday and Sunday.
Raja Petra, who left the country in the midst of a court case, is known to reside in the United Kingdom.
In the article on Friday, he had claimed that there was a meeting in 2015 between the then chief justice Arifin Zakaria, current chief justice Raus Shariff and current Court of Appeal president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin with Prime Minister Najib Razak.
He claimed the meeting was about an alleged plot by then attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail with some others to bring down the government through investigations on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and its former subsidiary SRC International.
Raja Petra also alleged that Apandi had demanded RM4 million from a Chinese businessman, identified as a “business partner” of the Sultan of Johor, on a case he had won.
Apandi, who has denied the allegations of corruption contained in the first article, said he intended to sue the writer “till kingdom come”.
Sri Ram, who has returned to law practice, said he had known Apandi for many years and the nature of the allegation did not fit in with his character.
“It is therefore frivolous and highly improbable,” Sri Ram added.
22 October 2017
Angry A-G to sue Raja Petra for spreading fake news
A WRATHFUL Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali has vowed to sue Raja Petra Kamaruddin “till kingdom come” over an article posted on the latter’s blog on Friday,
Apandi told The Star Online that he was talking with his lawyer friends about how he should proceed in suing the blogger over his article.
“I am seriously going to sue and am consulting my lawyer friends in the UK. This is nothing but fake news done with evil intention,” he told the news portal.
Apandi also rubbished the claims in Raja Petra’s column entitled “Strong Rumours Surrounding the AG: Part 1” in the section, The Corridors of Power, on the blog Malaysia-Today.
Apandi denied Raja Petra’s allegations of corruption and story about how he landed the AG’s post in the article.
Apandi threatens to sue Raja Petra ’till kingdom come’
The country’s top prosecutor Mohamed Apandi Ali is not holding back and has threatened to sue blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin.
This was after Raja Petra wrote an unflattering article about Apandi on Friday, titled: “Strong Rumours Surrounding The AG: Part 1”.
“It is all rubbish and highly defamatory. I intend to sue the writer till kingdom come.
“I am seriously going to sue and (I) am consulting my lawyer friends in the United Kingdom. This is nothing but fake news done with evil intention,” Apandi is quoted as saying by The Star today.
.Raja Petra is currently residing in the UK.
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It’s rubbish, says Apandi of Raja Petra’s claims
(The Star) – Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali is contemplating filing a suit against blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin for posting an allegedly defamatory article.
“It is all rubbish and highly defamatory. I intend to sue the writer till kingdom come,” the top prosecutor told The Star.
“I am seriously going to sue and am consulting my lawyer friends in the United Kingdom. This is nothing but fake news done with an evil intention,” Apandi reportedly said.