I used to frequent Malaysia Today website to read the antics written by Raja Petra Kamaruddin. He is indeed a good storyteller, combining known and unknown facts with half-truths.
After the March 2008 Malaysian General Election, Malaysia Today has somehow becoming almost a mere postal website i.e. they just cut and paste news and articles from various sources, often without permission from the owner of the articles. And Petra’s own writing has been scarce.
I somehow lost respect towards Petra when he signed the Statutory Declaration alleging Rosmah’s involvement in Altantuya’s murder, purely based on heresay evidence. How can someone alleged something so serious against someone else based something that somebody said to him?
I pity BigDog for being duped into posting the statutory declaration. In fact, Malaysia Today linked their source of the statutory declaration to bigdogdotcom.wordpress.com/, even though it originated from Malaysia Today’s blog owner himself!
Petra’s latest “victim” is lawyer Shafee Abdullah. And Shafee would not take the insults lying down. In fact, Shafee looked so furious during the press conference, and purposely called Petra with various names.
His aim: to get Petra so sue him in court so that both of them can have their sparring time in court.
When Malaysia Today posted Shafee’s press release, it was angrily commented by more than 100 of Petra’s ardent fans. But Petra himself has not personally responded to Shafee’s dare.
I am still waiting for Petra’s response to Shafee’s insults. I am also interested to see what sort of responses I will get from Malaysia Today’s readers should I make any comments in support of Shafee.