In todays MT dispatch (HERE) RPK wrote:
Actually, I gave the money to Bernard a.k.a. Zorro to use in bailing out six or seven people who were arrested during the candlelight vigil in the Civic Centre in Petaling Jaya. Maybe Zorro would like to say something on this matter and name those people he bailed out.
That day was 23 January 2009, at the (old) PJ Court. 23 vigilers were arrested on 9 November 2008, the eve of the Bersih Anniversary.(HERE) YB Lim Kit Siang, Din Merican and I went to Ipoh to lend support to their first candlelight vigil organized by YB Kula, Jong and friends. It would have been 26, so we did save some money.
I was late going to court that morning but was in time to do what I was asked to do – act as bailor. Other bailors were already identified and bail money distributed to them. We had to post bail for 17 OKTs. Fr Paulinus bail was paid by his parishioners, the four DAP YBs together with lawyer Ashok Kandiah posted their own bail. I distributed money to Stephen Franicis and Danny to bail 3 each. I found out that we were short of RM450 to bail out my 3. We had to pass the hat around and most of the contributors were parishioners from Church of Divine Mercy, Shah Alam. That sorted out we had to go to the bank as required to deposit bail money.
My responsibility was to ensure the last nine get bail posted:
Thanagaran Karpayah (680811-05-5331)
Khairul Anuar bin Md, Anuar (840708-14-5515)
Ambrose Poh (640208-08-6081)
Md Fasya b Md Tajudin (811224-14-5647)
Jony bin Andu@Abu Bakar Adnan (750430-12-5077)
Raman a/l Kanniayapan (791215-14-5965)
Ong Boon Keong (601121-02-6081)
Ramish a/l Govinathan (800623-05-5215)
Henry Yap (NA)
Should anyone still feel suspicious that Pete used the money raised tolive in a bungalow (I remember it was a semi-d Tony. I remember you were there the day Pete got arrested.) and drive his daughter’s Honda, you could direct MACC to us bailors and we would readily produce the Slip Penjamin (unlaminated nor framed of course.)
Pete also wrote:
. (RM5,000 was also used to pay the bail for one Umno Blogger who is very close to Rocky and Big Dog).
Of course I remembered RM5000 was to pay bail for Syed Akbar Ali who autographed his Malaysia and the Club of Doom. The Collapse Of The Islamic Countries, on 20.11.07 when we had Mee Rebus in Maria’s home. Botak Hamid charged him over the said book.
By the way Pete, if Syed has won his case can we use the returned bail money to donate towards the confiscated Ferrari? No. not good idea. Maybe when the Police return the three notebooks confiscated from you we could donate one to replace the Ferrari, yah?
Aside: Over this Rais vs Rocky one of my readers made this comment:
Rocky Bru deserves to be penalised!!!
October 15, 2010 5:22 PM
We bloggers may be whacking each other black and blue but when a common enemy bully we instinctively close ranks. Yes we are a very funny breed.
October 15, 2010 5:44 PM
Have a nice weekend people. Dang, mine is gonna be very taxing – Amira’s 15th birthday lunch, Patrick Lim’s wedding dinner, Sunday Curry Lunch at Commonwealth Club with some former Sentul “thugs” and dinner with our “borrowed” son Raja Azman.