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 freemalaysiatoday.com 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 malaysia-today.net, 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: