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Friday, March 16, 2012


Anwar snubs RPK in WikiLeaks forum

Raja Petra Kamarudin has been removed from participating in a forum on global political scenario following a request made by Opposition Leader
Anwar Ibrahim.

The forum is scheduled to take place this Saturday in Kent, England. The
discussion was originally planned to include Raja Petra, Anwar and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Anwar was supposed to participate in the forum through Skype communication.

The discussion was to be videotaped for a documentary for WikiLeaks. Now the
discussion would only see the participation of Anwar and Assange.

"I got a call from WikiLeaks that Anwar does not agree that I be included.
So now it will only be Julian and him," Raja Petra told FMT today.

"I agreed to Anwar being included but he did not agree for me to be there,"
he said.

Raja Petra lashed out at Anwar for fearing to face him in the discussion,
which would also include the political happenings in Malaysia.

"How is Anwar going to debate Najib when he is too chicken to face me? He
should try me out first before taking on Najib.

"Also, it appears that Anwar does not tolerate and respect the independence
of the media and dissent.

"He will only deal with people who support him and agree with him. If this
is Anwar as opposition leader, I shudder to think what he would be like as
PM," said Raja Petra.

He also revealed that his portal Malaysia Today and WikiLeaks have an
agreement for the former to cover all WikiLeaks' exposé on Malaysia. The
contract was just renewed a few weeks ago.

Raja Petra has been a strong Anwar ally since the early days of Reformasi.
However, in recent months he has been openly critical of Anwar and his
apparent lack of vision for PKR and Pakatan Rakyat.

Raja Petra has also been highlighting corruption and abuses of power in
PKR., much to the chagrin of the PKR leaders.

Anwar and Assange could not be contacted for comment.


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