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Malaysian police managed to question blogger RPK in London

Apandi (left) and Raja Petra

Apandi (left) and Raja Petra

Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – November 3, 2017: Manchester-based blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin or RPK has been questioned by Malaysian police at the Malaysian High Commission in London over a report against him by Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

This was confirmed by the blogger’s daughter Raja Sara today.

“He was called for questioning, not arrested,” wrote Raja Sara to The Mole via Facebook when asked if her father had met with the police and if there was any truth to rumours that he had been arrested.

Raja Sara is a writer based here.

According to political blog The Third Force, RPK was questioned on Wednesday by Bukit Aman officers.

Apandi lodged a police report against RPK on October 22 for criminal defamation.

RPK had written two articles titled ‘Strong rumours surrounding the AG: part 1 and part 2’ that were published at his Malaysia Today website on October 20 and 21.

On Monday, Apandi told a press conference that he would sue RPK to kingdom come if the blogger refused to apologise.

“If there is no apology from him, I will definitely sue him. How can he smear my name? I don’t even know him. It is my reputation,” he had said.

Bukit Aman’s public relations department said it had yet to receive any information on the questioning.

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Zaidi Azmi

Zaidi Azmi

Despite becoming The MOLE's journalist in 2014, he still has a hard time traversing the city. If he is not lost, this northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make some sense out of the Malaysian political sphere.