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USJ27Resident
26-05-2010, 06:01 PM
remember Ninoy Aquino?

well... seems our RPK is willing to serve a jail sentence “QUOTE: as long as I can receive a guarantee that I will be allowed to continue writing and speaking from jail”.

I just hope he doesn't get bumped off becos' he seems to be a huge liability to 1PM position... its happened before and it can happen again... :eek:

As to his views on 1Malaysia (http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/news/general/5985-rpk-1malaysia-will-be-najibs-downfall) , it is the brutal truth but who is listening? Sad, isn't it !!

bslee
26-05-2010, 06:04 PM
As to his views on 1Malaysia (http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/news/general/5985-rpk-1malaysia-will-be-najibs-downfall) , it is the brutal truth but who is listening? Sad, isn't it !!

There ARE people reading AND listening so much so that he's got good support anyhow. Look at the comments at MMail should there be articles on him where there IS show of support. There are more people who like him than hate him. To me, he's no Ninoy quite yet... he's only a voice for now.

CS Chua
26-05-2010, 06:32 PM
There ARE people reading AND listening so much so that he's got good support anyhow. Look at the comments at MMail should there be articles on him where there IS show of support. There are more people who like him than hate him. To me, he's no Ninoy quite yet... he's only a voice for now.
A very influential and powerful voice, if I may add.

Sentinel
26-05-2010, 06:57 PM
One of his strongest supporter is Din Merican who has his own blog with his wife Dr Kamsiah and the circle of people around Din Merican is like "who-is-who" list of the group we call the "bangsawan" of Malaysia.

RPK himself is royalty and grandson of Raja Tun Uda, first governor of Penang 1957 - 1967 and the circle around Din Merican and his blog reads the same, all living abroad and fighting a very silent campaign to change this country especially the tainted judiciary.

There is hope yet. Remember, even Noynoy Aquino took two decades to be where he is today. Along the way his mother Corazon Aquino, Fidel Ramos and that crazy fella Josef "Erap" Estrada and of course current one Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Only fear is some fler somewhere blow RPK up first before he could really start a movement...

kuma
26-05-2010, 10:43 PM
Only fear is some fler somewhere blow RPK up first before he could really start a movement...

Heard it was four burly bodyguards protecting him during the talk in a London Law School :eek: ....looks like the threat may be apparent.....not like RPK to go into all that for show?

Sentinel
27-05-2010, 12:46 AM
Heard it was four burly bodyguards protecting him during the talk in a London Law School :eek: ....looks like the threat may be apparent.....not like RPK to go into all that for show?If you look who is up against - PM and wife, IGP, the AG, the triad - it is wise he takes some precautions. I just hope he finds an avenue to present the "evidences" he says he has... soon!

kuma
27-05-2010, 01:33 AM
If you look who is up against - PM and wife, IGP, the AG, the triad - it is wise he takes some precautions. I just hope he finds an avenue to present the "evidences" he says he has... soon!

No la...I don't think so. The triad maybe foolhardy, but surely not in the UK. There's every likelihood that he feels threatened, but then that would be obvious for someone in his shoes.

It's probable that they were concern about a possibility of some of the audience turning out to be unruly.

On the RPK-Ninoy comparison....I see two major differences. Ninoy was a much beloved politician before he went into exile. RPK has a strong following right now.

The other being the two countries. We are totally different. Many Malaysians are still a long way off when it comes love thy country and what you can do for the country and not what the country can do you....and the sort.

And I don't blame them....situations and circumstances over the years have made them that way.

USJ27Resident
30-08-2010, 03:09 PM
If you look who is up against - PM and wife, IGP, the AG, the triad - it is wise he takes some precautions. I just hope he finds an avenue to present the "evidences" he says he has... soon!

Guess even the hard hitting program like BBC HardTalk has dropped RPK (at his request....)
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/news/general/9770-rpk-too-hot-for-bbcs-hardtalk

Question is - why would he request BBC/HardTalk to drop the interview.... :(

bslee
30-08-2010, 04:19 PM
I really don't think RPK = Ninoy. Their objectives may have similarities, but it stops there.

Sentinel
30-08-2010, 05:40 PM
I really don't think RPK = Ninoy. Their objectives may have similarities, but it stops there.
What are the differences then between Benigno Aquino Sr and Raja Petra Kamaruddin?

Ninoy was in exile, exposed Marcos regime's corruption, from a prominent sugarcane plantation owner family, well-schooled, moneyed, fought for justice... RPK has the same qualities.

chin_wan
30-08-2010, 06:28 PM
Lol@prk....

USJ27Resident
30-08-2010, 09:14 PM
Lol@prk....

ok la... typo error... can the moderators change it... :(

isarahim
02-09-2010, 11:02 AM
Question is - why would he request BBC/HardTalk to drop the interview
I think it was BBC's initiative to drop it, not RPK's.

There are a lot of speculations right now. Even though I support RPK as our most important whistle-blower right now, I can think of a lot of reason why a station like BBC would not broadcast it right now, and it's got very little to do with "pressure from Malaysian government" as some pro-RPK sites say and certainly nothing to do with "RPK is irrelevant" as the UMNO controlled media is trying to inculcate.

AllUrban
02-09-2010, 11:15 AM
I think it was BBC's initiative to drop it, not RPK's.

There are a lot of speculations right now. Even though I support RPK as our most important whistle-blower right now, I can think of a lot of reason why a station like BBC would not broadcast it right now, and it's got very little to do with "pressure from Malaysian government" as some pro-RPK sites say and certainly nothing to do with "RPK is irrelevant" as the UMNO controlled media is trying to inculcate.
Let's see....offhand, I can think of some things that would interest the British people more than the goings on in Malaysian politics, such as:

*Cricket - the Ashes and other test matches, as well as the Twenty20 leagues;
*match fixing scandal with the Pakistan Cricket Team
*The Pakistan floods;
*economic recovery;
*issues with immigration;
*issues with transport;
*Eastenders (or is it Coronation Street? Which one is the BBC show?);
*Big Brother;
*The latest "Brit Celeb" scandal;
*That lady who threw the cat into the garbage bin;
*The end of ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Ordinances) laws that were supposed to encourage people to be good members of their community and prevent anti-social behaviour;
*"Boris Bikes" (The Barclay's-sponsored Cycle Hire program introduced in London this summer);
*Tony Blair publishing his memoirs;

Cheers, m

isarahim
02-09-2010, 11:38 AM
Hahaha.... you're right, though that would rather be the local BBC channels BBC1 and BBC2.

I think BBC World's overall aim is to be a *higher news quality* version of CNN and the like. And they've succeeded in that for a long time. I know many US citizens who rather watch BBC and read The Economist than their corresponding local versions like CNN, Fox or Business Week and Time.

Sentinel
02-09-2010, 01:54 PM
Let's see....offhand, I can think of some things that would interest the British people more than the goings on in Malaysian politics, such as:

*Cricket - the Ashes and other test matches, as well as the Twenty20 leagues;
*match fixing scandal with the Pakistan Cricket Team
*The Pakistan floods;
*economic recovery;
*issues with immigration;
*issues with transport;
*Eastenders (or is it Coronation Street? Which one is the BBC show?);
*Big Brother;
*The latest "Brit Celeb" scandal;
*That lady who threw the cat into the garbage bin;
*The end of ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Ordinances) laws that were supposed to encourage people to be good members of their community and prevent anti-social behaviour;
*"Boris Bikes" (The Barclay's-sponsored Cycle Hire program introduced in London this summer);
*Tony Blair publishing his memoirs;

Cheers, m
They would still show these programs but on their local BBC channels... the HardTALK is on BBC International Channel...

Sentinel
02-09-2010, 01:56 PM
Hahaha.... you're right, though that would rather be the local BBC channels BBC1 and BBC2.

I think BBC World's overall aim is to be a *higher news quality* version of CNN and the like. And they've succeeded in that for a long time. I know many US citizens who rather watch BBC and read The Economist than their corresponding local versions like CNN, Fox or Business Week and Time.
Hey Isa, selamat berpuasa... :D

Would you think the recent RM4.88 billion investments in UK properties by EPF swung the decision by BBC. Lots of talks in the blogs this could have increased the 'pressure' on BBC to drop RPK...

isarahim
04-09-2010, 12:39 AM
Hey Isa, selamat berpuasa...
makasi banget iya....dah buka.... setelah tahajudnya... lol

...... why do I sound more and more Jakartanese these days.... ??? ... i never even lived there...


Would you think the recent RM4.88 billion investments in UK properties by EPF swung the decision by BBC. Lots of talks in the blogs this could have increased the 'pressure' on BBC to drop RPK...
Hmm interesting thought... I think the truth will come out eventually...

And perhaps even another attempt to get him into Hardtalk. Maybe the timing just wasn't right for some reason.

Frankly I have no clue why this happened; all simple theories proposed have a lot of contradictions in them.

patrick
04-09-2010, 02:50 PM
Guess even the hard hitting program like BBC HardTalk has dropped RPK (at his request....)
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/news/general/9770-rpk-too-hot-for-bbcs-hardtalk

Question is - why would he request BBC/HardTalk to drop the interview.... :(

Didnt you folks receive this note earlier? Dont know how accurate but I got this note well before the supposedly telecast date:

...latest is that bbc has decided to cancel the program because
their lawyers have advised them "not to proceed with the program as this would upset the malaysian government and may even expose the bbc to legal action."

read more on website below:-
http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/letterssurat/34155-the-hardtalk-program-is-now-off

Rgds.

Sentinel
04-09-2010, 04:03 PM
Alamak Pat... you already blur slur sotong kah....?

Thats what we are all talking here... we are discussing on the WHY was the HardTALK programme called off... and here you are posting a URL Link that says its off....

I think you better park your recent EPF withdrawal for me to safekeep for you lah... just in case you lupa where you kept it??? :eek: Don't worrylah, afterall we are all Penanglang so kakilang mah... :D