Malaysia blogger in hiding

Court drops sedition trial against prominent government critic.

    Raja Petra is believed to have fled Malaysia fearing the government is determined to jail him [EPA]

    Speaking to the Associated Press on Wednesday, Raja Petra said he would remain in hiding saying he still believes authorities are determined to put him behind bars.

    "I think I'll continue from where I am in my attempts to bring down the government," he said from an unknown location.

    The 59-year-old blogger has infuriated Malaysian authorities for years by publishing numerous claims of alleged wrongdoing by government leaders.

    The government has denounced his allegations as lies.

    If convicted of sedition, Raja Petra had faced up to three years in prison.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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