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Saturday, March 17, 2012

RPK calls PM-in-waiting "chicken", but I have called the fugitive blogger a "liar and coward"

and he didn't deem it fit to rebut my grounds building my case against him.

I had had two face-offs with Raja Petra Kamaruddin, and they were not pleasant at all. In fact, I had restrained myself from engaging the royal blogger hiding out in London for the past few years as I felt he wasn't a fighter brave enough to come back to the homeland that is Malaysia to "fight for a better Malaysia".

But RPK enjoys the high life in England because he could enjoy "the best of both worlds", and he especially using his webblog and aallied newsportal named to continue regular slandererous and abusive writings against his enemies with half-truths and fictional allegations. His "enemies" have changed with time, and I believe this half-Malaysian and half-Brit has become a mercenary writer and his primary allegiance is to the proverbial "three pieces of silver" of his current paymaster. Many suits await him in Malaysia filed by  subjects of his slander, hence his continued "cowardly" absence from Malaysia. What galls many Malaysians is his 180-degree turn from supporting the Reformasi movement for change in government, and concurrently,  a principal target of RPK's venom and slander in the past two years has been a potential Prime Minister and current Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Of course, he had before the fallout with Anwar, had also insinuated that Rosmah Mansor, the wife of current PM Najib Tun Razak, wa at the scene of the crime where Mongolian beauty Altantuya Sharibuu was murdered. After several years highlighting this allegation on, he recently recanted this allegation against the socalled First Lady of Malaysia. It was also about this time RPKshowed he had been "turned around" -- giving interviews to the pro-UMNO television TV3 and later the the mainstream press, focusing on maligning Anwar whom he had championed as director of FreeAnwarCampaign after the former Deputy Prime Minister was sacked both as DPM as well as Deputy UMNO president in late 1998.

I had some time back made up my mind to delink myself from this fugitive blogger RPK's rants and insinuations after his unflunded allegations against me having passed to him OSA-documents which I dared not publish myself and wanted him to publish in m@day. To this I had rebutted him and following his failure to retract his bricated stories and to apologise, I wrote an piece titled: " RPK, you are a liar and a coward" which I will recall at the end of today's post.

What made me sit up to write this update was at breakfast this morning when I read  the NST frontpage print edition, and now follows the online report reproduced thus:

Raja Petra: Anwar’s a chicken

KUALA LUMPUR: Blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin called opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim “a chicken” yesterday after the latter reportedly requested him to be excluded from a forum scheduled to take place today in Kent, England.

Raja Petra told an online daily yesterday he had received a call from the WikiLeaks organisation informing him that Anwar had disagreed to his inclusion in the forum on the topic of global scenario.
Raja Petra, a former Anwar supporter, took a swipe at the opposition leader for fearing to face him in the discussions, which would have included the political situation in Malaysia. “How is Anwar going to debate (Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Najib Razak) when he is too ‘chicken’ to face me?
  "He should try me out first before taking on Najib," he said, referring to the opposition's request for a debate between Anwar and Najib.
Raja Petra, who in recent months has been highlighting corruption and abuses of power in the opposition, said Anwar did not tolerate dissent or respect the independence of media.
"He will only deal with people who support him and agree with him.
"If this is Anwar as opposition leader, I shudder to think what he would be like as a prime minister."
The forum, he said, would have originally seen the participation of Raja Petra, Anwar and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
"So now it will only be Julian and him (Anwar).
"I agreed to Anwar's inclusion but he did not agree with my presence," Raja Petra said.
He said the forum was to be videotaped for a documentary for WikiLeaks, with Anwar participating in the discussion via online communication service Skype.
He also revealed his online news portal, Malaysia Today, and WikiLeaks have recently renewed their contract for the former to cover all of WikiLeaks' exposes in Malaysia.
A United States State Department cable released by WikiLeaks two years ago had revealed Singapore intelligence services stating that they believed Anwar "did indeed commit the acts for which he is currently indicted", referring to the sodomy charges for which he has since been acquitted.

DESIDERATA: As i had once written challenging RPK and his ertswhile lieutenant Haris Ibrahim when they both headed the now-defunct Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) -- "Who art thou in Malaysian politics?" to assume the role of selecting some 20 candidates ("men of integrity", their flag, so RPK and Haris must necessarily be supermen of integrity, yes?!)to run under PKR and DAP banners in the 13th General Elections, and if they were to be elected into Parliament, the MPs would not be answerable to either PKR or DAP but be independent (hence, apparently accountable to MCLM chieftains numbering the demigodly duo, no?!)
I find RPK's namecalling of Anwar as "chicken" amusing indeed, because here's someone hiding out in London daring to label an Opposition Leader thus just because he snubbed the blogger as being fit to speak at the same panel as planned by Wikileaks.

Hey, maybe I could challenger MCA president Chua Soi Lek for a debate, and after one month of silence from him, I also call him a "chicken" for having no guts to face a blogger? Or for unelected Koh Tsu Koon, even an ex-CM of Penang, to challenge Anwar for a debate on national issues, WHAT WOULD BE KOH's locus standi? Only the incumbent UMNO president and PM Najib is of the rank suitable for such a debate with a challenger for the top post in Malaysia, not a chief from any BN component party less UMNO will qualify. 

RPK and Haris, my challenge to you from a blogger to another -- Both of you take part in GE13 and become MPs first, maybe then take on peers of about equal level-lah, like YB Zulkifly Noordin or Wee Choo Keong? An UMNO youth leader like Khairy Jamaluddin or even MCA youth chief Wee Ka Siong would even deem you as not equals to be standing on the same platform to debate.

So may I sing the same refrain from the article: "Who art thou in Malaysian poliitics?" that you think you rank equal or remotely qualified to share the same platform as the PM-in-waitingjust because your webbloh has teamed up with Wikileaks? I believe any blogger worth his salt wouldn't take you as an equal, especially when by residing in a foreign land, your loyalty to NegaraKu  is questionable, and we writer-bloggers stay back to fight the good fight on Malaysian soil! And don't give us the crap about the government using the Internal Security Act against you when you come back -- only a real chicken ready for the crockpot would use such an excuse.

Signing off,
YL, Desi, knottyaSsusual

PS: aMore background reading follows if you have the time/dime:~~~~~~~

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Monday, January 31, 2011

YL Chong says: 'RPK, You are a liar and a coward'

To put into CONTEXT the subject at hand, I recap, from my own "relevant" posts here (including TYPOS and all) as follows, with only the relevant extracts I wish to focus on:

(Post 1)

Thursday, December 30, 2010
FOR THE RECORD wrt to RPK's highly inaccurate acusations of Desi

I had sent off an email just past midnight to raja petra kamarudin and/or web admin of to straighten out "totally false and inaccurate" points about my role by RPK in his latest column. I don't look for fights with anyone -- I believe in civil engagement with fellow writers and readers/commenters whether here or at certain, very selective websites I read.

Following is the official email I sent FOR THE RECORD:


Below is what YL Chong wrote about me. It appears like he is going out of his way to try to bring me down for whatever reason only he knows. I don’t know what I did to him to make him so full of vile. Anyway, if it is a fight he wants then it is a fight he is going to get.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

Maybe YL Chong has forgotten that when he got his hands on those Official Secrets Act documents from the MACC regarding the investigation of Khir Toyo and other matters his portal, Malaysia Chronicle, was too scared to run the story.

Chong then contacted me and I agreed for Malaysia Today to run it while assuring him I would protect the source of the documents -- which was Malaysia Chronicle and himself.

Anyhow, now he and Malaysia Chronicle have declared war on me and have decided to fight dirty and take no prisoners. In that case, since they have decided on the rules of engagement, I am only too happy to take them on...


I'm reprising only the above paragraphs, and if I need to comment further on other parts of your post, I reserve the right to, and I will keep posted CC malaysia chroniclesince you have made allegations that I had acted on behalf of malaysia chronicle.


WRT: "Maybe YL Chong has forgotten that when he got his hands on those Official Secrets Act documents from the MACC regarding the investigation of Khir Toyo and other matters his portal, Malaysia Chronicle, was too scared to run the story."

How can I forget something that I never did with respect to your reported OSA incident?

WRT: "Chong then contacted me and I agreed for Malaysia Today to run it while assuring him I would protect the source of the documents -- which was Malaysia Chronicle and himself."

WHEN HAD I EVER CONTACTED YOU regarding following up on "documents" -- I had never received any documents I had to refer to you RPK!

WRT: "Anyhow, now he and Malaysia Chronicle have declared war on me and have decided to fight dirty and take no prisoners. .."
I thought we bloggers read each other's writings and have the right to exchange views based on the principle of "Let's be agreeable in our disagreement."

Signing off: YL Chong, Desi

(Post 2)

Monday, January 03, 2011
FOR THE RECORD 2: I have just sent RPK an email demanding a retraction of an offending article he published ...



Dear Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK), and webadmin of

I further refer to your posting of my response to RPK's FALSE ALLEGATIONS against me (relating my personal role and also my role on behalf of, the article of which was subsequently also published by the New Straits Times (NST).

I waited a few days to see if you would retract these false allegations against me and to tender a PUBLIC APOLOGY to me, but thus far,I did not sight any.

From now about 2.40PM Monday January 3, 2011, I am giving you notice to RETRACT THE SAID OFFENDNG ARTICLE and TENDER A PUBLIC APOLOGY TO ME, in both your web portal, as well as in the NST, WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

Your failure to abide by my request may see legal action being taken against you -- and/or other parties lending weight to spreading such allegations flowing from your offending article against me.

YL Chong, Desi

posted by desiderata




After a few days of waiting for a response from RPK, and there was none that I know of, I posted up the DEMAND for a RETRACTION of said allegations against me by RPK accompanied by a PUBLIC APOLOGY from him in my post dated January 3, 2011.

I am hence calling Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK) a "liar" because of the "false allegations" he made against me which I rebutted as HIGHLIGHTED above in my blogpost dated December 30, 2010 and his failure to provide evidence to his allegations means these allegations had been deliberately "manufactured" by RPK, and I believe, for sinister reasons, including getting me into trouble with the government authorities.

He's a "coward" for not being brave enough to admit "wrong" to making "false allegations" against a fellow Blogger who once held him in high esteem from his days as Director of "FreeAnwarCampaign"(FAC) going back more than a decade.Just by the way mention, in the early days of Reformasi, starting early Jan 2000, I was then News Editor at for a year, and hence followed writings at FAC regularly. (This esteem of RPK as an iconic blogger began to wane from mid-2010 after I noticed a "change of character" in him,highlighted in my article published by "Malaysia Chronicle" titled "Why is RPK acting so out of character?" dated October 14, 2010, also reprised at my blog on the same day.)

Back to the current issue: since the deadline for RPK to withdraw his false allegatons and tender a public apology has long passed, today I place on record that my opinion of him is that he has lost all credibility as a blogger, once hailed by many as a key fighter for a Better Malaysia.

I would like to now refresh RPK's mind that the last time I interacted with him was in Seremban at a candle-light vigil held to protest against the Internal Security Act at Dataran Seremban (which I am proud to state for the record I helped to co-organise for three consecutive Saturday evenings...) as recorded in my post Saturday, November 08, 2008 titled: "JUBILATION at Seremban Vigil Last Night!"

Soon after, RPK self-exiled himself to the United Kingdom --enjoying the benefits of a writer living the high life, on donations from diehard fans? -- writing with lots of consistencies and contradictions (as contrasted with RPK's lieutenant in Malaysia, Haris Ibrahim's, at People's Parliament, on the MCLM for instance...) and in the past year, many readers including my own reading, RPK's no more championing the cause of a change in government at Putrajaya which he advocated for a long time, evidenced by his constant attacks on Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) the better part of 2010! Yes, now I deem him a coward for running away from NegaraKu -- for a real Malaysian fighter would return to the homeland to carry on the fight for a BetterMalaysia, not "and like many other Malaysians including an MCA Minister holding Australian PR, playing safe by having one foot here and another foot there!" I don't know IF a Chines saying is apt here: Having one leg in two boats?

So RPK's allegations against me could not hold water as the "alleged actions" by me were supposedly very recent i.e. in the course of last year (2010) and were in association with which was only started by its founder-editor, Ms Wong Choon Mei, on June 1, 2010. And I was not, am not, a shareholder or staff at the online web portal.

What worries YL Chong more is also what some readers have commented about, is that editor had breached the ethics of secrecy by "exposing" whistle-blowers' identities, like mine just because we differed on several current issues. Worse yet, how can anyone trust RPK anymore when he's capable of cooking stories up and he had indeed threatened to do so to those who had passed on "classified government documents" to him in good faith but now stand the risk of being exposed just because of differences of opinion on issues that cropped up later. (In my case, the sin of RPK is compounded because the allegations against me were unfounded and false, and yet he "threatened" my safety with his unfounded allegations. I believe that bearing false witness against a fellowman is a "great sin" for Muslims, and I trust Raja Petra remains a follower of the Islamic faith, yes?)

Last, but not least, I was heartened to read from an anonymous reader at who posted a comment on my "Demand for retraction of allegations and tender an apology from RPK", as many of his sentiments struck a chord with me, a freelance writer who has been a member of PKR since January 2005, and my writings are focused on committing my fight for the birth of a two party/coalition system. I will continue my quest to ensure Pakatan Rakyat's efforts to replace the 54-year-old Barisan Nasional government, undeterred by RPK's false stories about me.

I close by reproducing the said Commenter's views in full:

* Comment Link AN Monday, 03 January 2011 19:38 posted by AN

RPK is a ruthless liar. Many time what he wrote is absolutely rubbish lies. At one time he wrote about this Sarawakian Yb for Ngemah who got many wives and that he is running out of money so he jump back to BN. This are all lies as I'm a personal friend of the YB's family.
RPK, with the setting up of this MCLM shows he is a opportunist. He desperate wants attention after making the wrong move of going into exile to run away from all the false allegations he made against some top umnp guys.
RPK was at his best when he went to ISA and everyone treat him as their idol. But not now as he have shown his true colors by taking on PR to show that he is the kingmaker.He can't be what he think he want to be. He is just like you and me except that he have a Petra in his name.
RPK must not try to be the people's leader. We have Anwar and he is the true champion for all the people of malaysia. If RPK wants to steal that title with the help of Zaid, Jeffery or anyone else then he is absolute wrong. He will only earn the hatred of the people in Malaysia.
RPK must repent and come back to show he can contribute to the change of gov't and to make the road to Putrajaya smoother, not rougher.
RPK 's MT was a MUST read blog in those days when he was hot after the Altantuya's murder. All malaysian follow his posting 7/24.He make us all cry when he posted Anwar's daughter speech at UN, makes us all us when he posted 'Dear Pete', makes us all hate umno when he posted all the corruption in umno,particularly Khir Toyo broad daylight robbery of Selangor coffer.He was indeed my icon if not yours. But today I seldom visited his blog and to be honest I don't care much whether he survive or not.I have practically lost all interest in this man . I hope he just fade into sunset.
When he was in Kamunting I also help to keep his blog alive and entertaning by writing hilarious posting about Altantuya's murderer. I was so glue to MT that I could have die for MT.Even after the police raided my house and took away all my computers, I still adored RPK. I even took a doctored photo from Zorro's blog showing RPK been handcuffed and escorted by former IGP Musa Hassan, Najib and Badawi.That photo was placed right infront of my computer to act as a rallying point for me to blast umno/BN. The police took that best doctored photo away but I made another one.
But after the RPK fire die down, I'm back to earth and seeing my former idol belittling PR and using MCLM to open up another front, I lost all hopes in this man,RPK.
This will be my last criticism of RPK and I shall kept my hate in my heart and my mouth shut."

 I updated the post with some slight amendments @9.39AM 31 Jan 2011

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