Long day’s journey into the night for RPK and family

Long day’s journey into the night for RPK and family: “KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 — A grey dawn greeted Marina Lee Abdullah yesterday as she journeyed 200km north to meet her husband Raja Petra Kamarudin.

The outspoken editor of the Malaysia-Today web portal was transferred a day earlier to the Kamunting ISA detention camp near Taiping, a former mining town in Perak named for peace.

For Marina and the rest of her entourage — her two daughters, one son-in-law and Raja Petra’s cousin — the day was to get darker still.

Their nerves have been wrought since Sept 12 when some 10 police officers burst into the family home in Sungai Buloh near here and took away Raja Petra under the Internal Security Act, tearing apart the close-knitted family.

And on Monday, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar signed an order under Section 8 (1) of the ISA which instructed Raja Petra to be placed in the Kamunting camp for up to two years, purportedly for writing articles which had insulted Islam and could arouse anger among Muslims.”


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