Below is a Star article about two policemen accused in a murder case, and they afre fuming mad over Raja Petra's allegations and lies, this is precisely what I am saying people spreading lies must be dealt with severely:
Policemen deny issuing threats
SHAH ALAM: The two policemen on trial for the murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu denied that they threatened Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin while he was held in Sungai Buloh Prison last week.
Unit Tindakan Khas operatives C/Insp Azilah Hadri and Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar made their denial through their lawyers yesterday just before the proceedings began on Day 109 of the murder trial.
They later lodged police reports over the matter at the courthouse at the end of the proceedings.
Datuk Hazman Ahmad, counsel for C/Insp Azilah, told the court that he had spoken to his client as well as to Kpl Sirul Azhar and both confirmed that the incident never took place.
“They’ve never met Raja Petra and neither did they know of his location while he was held in the Sungai Buloh prison,” said the lawyer.
“This (Raja Petra’s allegations) is highly prejudicial to my client and should not be published without having the facts verified first,” said the lawyer.
Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin, counsel for Kpl Sirul Azhar, concurred with Hazman, saying he had instructed his client to lodge a police report over the blogger’s allegations.
Referring to Raja Petra’s post dated May 9 titled “Thank you so much and sorry for letting you down”, Kamarul Hisham said the blogger had also implied that the two policemen from the elite squad was fearful of the publicity of the murder trial.
When Justice Mohd Zaki Md Yasin asked if either of the two policemen had lodged police reports, both lawyers replied that they had not because they only saw them yesterday during lunch.
The judge then gave an assurance that whatever published on Raja Petra’s website would have no effect on the trial before him.
“This report is on the website. Whether it’s true or not, let it be investigated. You can rest assured that the court will not be affected by it,” said Justice Mohd Zaki.
The trial resumes today.
Raja Petra, who was charged on May 6 in Petaling Jaya with publishing a seditious article on the Malaysia today website, initially declined to post the RM5,000 bail granted to him.
The 58-year-old blogger finally agreed to post bail two days later after his wife Marina Lee Abdullah, 54, managed to convince him to do so.
Upon his release, the blogger alleged that he had been threatened by the two murder accused while he was detained at the Sungai Buloh Prison.