Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Altantuya case: Back in the news
Just a couple of months ago, the interest on the Altantuya murder case seemed to be waning. The attendance at the court room was dropping and newspapers relegated the coverage to the backpages. The legal process seemed draggy and the foreign press, too, appeared to have lost interest. But the sedition charges against Raja Petra Kamaruddin today could well change the entire scenario. The appearance of Altantuya's father on the first day of Parliament also provided fresh sparks. Fans of RPK regard the blogger as brave and daring while his detractors consider his articles libellous. But there is no doubt that the charges against him would make him a martyr and helped to renew interest in the court case. The political temperature is likely to go up too.