Self-exiled blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin today mocked criticism against him for granting interviews to Umno-linked newspapers, saying these attacks are from armchair critics.
In a posting on his Malaysia Today blog last night, Raja Petra said he only valued comments made by the minority of Malaysians who took action for the betterment of the country.
Those who fall in this category include the four million who voted for opposition parties in 2008, expatriates who came back to vote, the demonstrators at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), the V for Merdeka marchers and people who comment on blogs with their actual names.
Raja Petra considers that those who voted for BN did nothing or posted with fictitious names to be in the second category.
“If you are in the first category, then I value your comments. If you are in the second then your comments are of no importance.
“Yes, I value your comments, but only if you fall in the first category of all those various groups above. If not, then your comments are of no significance.
“And that would probably mean almost all if not all of those who are commenting,” he said in his parting shot.
Yesterday, Mingguan Malaysia – the Sunday edition of Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia – as well as Berita Minggu and New Sunday Times, the Sunday editions of Berita Harian and New Straits Times, ran interviews with Raja Petra, which were conducted in Singapore recently.
In the reports, Raja Petra says Anwar Ibrahim is not fit to be prime minister because the past three years have shown that he was incapable of running his party and PKR-held Selangor.
He also claimed that if someone were to ask him whether Anwar was a homosexual, he would reply: “Maybe”.
Infuriating many Pakatan Rakyat supporters even more, Raja Petra claimed that he was “90 percent” sure that Anwar was indeed the man in the sex video screened in a luxury Kuala Lumpur hotel last March by the Datuk T trio.
Raja Petra had urged Malaysians to press for reforms and join the civil liberties movement – but by looking beyond the ‘Anwar factor’.