KUALA LUMPUR: Jul 17, 2008
Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin was charged at the Jalan Duta magistrate's court here for defaming Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Raja Petra refused to enter a plea.
He was arrested Thursday morning under Section 500 of the Penal Code for criminal defamation.
The charge was being made over his June 18 statutory declaration on the murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu in 2006.