On 8 September, 2008, Raja Petra wrote the following:
".... Today, I received many phone calls from concerned friends who told me that the government is considering detaining me under the Internal Security Act ‘very soon’.
If that does happen, then this could probably be the last article I write, at least until 16 September 2008. So I too need Anwar to succeed. If not I will be in Kamunting for quite some time to come and you will not hear from me over the next couple of years.
Yes, I too have placed, not only my money, but also my freedom on Anwar. And if Anwar fails to deliver his promise on 16 September 2008, not only he but I as well am headed for a fall. But I have confidence he will do it. And I have confidence that my stay in Kamunting will not be for two years but for a mere two weeks.
But if I am WRONG…..well, then see you maybe in six or seven years time, because for sure Najib Tun Razak will not release me in 2010 when he becomes Prime Minister. What he would do, instead, would be to rollover my two-year detention another two years, and another two years, and another two years, until I am too old to think and write anymore.
Till we meet again, if we do meet again, take care and keep the flame burning.
There is still a long fight ahead of us in bringing reforms to this beloved country of ours.
- Raja Petra Kamarudin
We met over dinner at the Wharf on Wednesday 10 and Pete announced that Ku Li wanted to meet us. We will have 2 hours with Ku Li before buka puasa at his KL residence.
Sin Chew reporter who wrote the Ahmad Ismail story is rumoured to have been arrested. Awaiting confirmation.
GMI organising vigil in solidarity with RPK at Bukit Aman entrance on Saturday 13 Sept. 8.30pm
9:45pm: confirmed: Sin Chew Daily journalist Tan Hoon Cheng has been arrested today at 8.30pm at her home in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
10:15pm....she has been detained under ISA, according to M'kini....
11:05pm: Theresa Kok detained under ISA
11.40pm.....sin chew journalist wearing black with yellow ribbon in solidarity with incarcerated colleague Tan Hoon Cheng.