Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) today, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said.
He said Raja Petra, 58, was picked up at his house in Sungai Buloh at 1.10 pm under Section 73(1) of the Act.
Raja Petra was detained after it was ascertained that he could disrupt and threaten security and public order, he said when contacted.
Syed Hamid said the detention came in the wake of various statements published by Raja Petra in his blog “Malaysia Today”, the latest being a commentary which allegedly ridiculed Islam and Prophet Muhammad.
“We have called and advised him many times following the publishing of his statements but he has continued to write, so much so that they (the statements) could pose a threat (to security and public order),” he said.
Sep 12, 2008
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