2008 will be one of those painful years for Raja Petra Kamurudin and fellow Malaysian bloggers, especially those in the political theme blogs.
RPK, Teressa Kok, Tan Hoon Cheng and Sheih Azidi (Kickdefella) were arrested and detained under Malaysia draconian Internal Security Act for various reasons known only to the government brass.
Of the four, Tan Hoon Cheng was released first. Read Tan Hoon Cheng ISA detention ordeal. Teressa Kok was released after one week behind bars followed by Sheih Azidi (Kickdefella). Kickdefella was held for 3 nights in the Dang Wangi Police lock-up before he was released.
Raja Petra Kamarudin, the pain in the government arse is however, thrown to Kamunting detention centre for 2 years under Section 8 of ISA. Enough for RPK to gain a Masters while in the cell. But the outlook is gloomy as RPK's detention can be renewed indefinitely. Someone is making sure that RPK is hidden from the public until after 2010.
So, instead of giving a sincere Hari Raya gift to all Malaysian, the government did better by give RPK an early Hari Raya gift.
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