KUALA LUMPUR: Sept 19, 2008
The High Court here fixed next Friday to hear the habeas corpus application by Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin who is seeking his release from detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA).
The case will be heard before Justice Datuk Mohamed Apandi Ali.
His counsel, Ashok Kandiah, when contacted said he met Raja Petra at Bukit Aman and the Malaysia Today editor had affirmed his affidavit which would be filed at the High Court crminal registry today (Friday) to facilitate his application.
Raja Petra filed a notice of motion through Messrs Mathews Hun Kandiah on Tuesday citing the grounds that his detention was unlawful and contravened the Federal Constitution.
He was arrested at his home in Sg Buloh last Friday, followed by Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng and Seputeh member of parliament Teresa Kok.
Tan was freed last Saturday after being detained for 18 hours while Kok was released on Friday. -- Bernama