"This move is politically motivated and aimed at silencing a principled and uncompromising voice speaking against the abuse of power.
"We urge the government to re-consider its actions in pursuing what is being perceived in the country to be blatantly selective and repressive persecution.
"In our view the sedition charge is malicious and without merit."
-- alliance of civil society groups and bloggers who today expressed their solidarity and support to Raja Petra Kamarudin and author/blog commentator Syed Akbar Ali, who were separately charged with sedition yesterday.
Dr Lim Tech Ghee
Centre for Policy Initiatives
President, Interim Council
National Alliance of Bloggers
Wong Chin Huat
Writer Alliance for Media Independence
Centre of Independent Journalism
Ser Choon Ing
Chairman of Civil Rights Committee
KL and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
Yap Sui Seng
Ho Yock Lin