When Raja Petra Kamaruddin was taken to Sungai Buloh on Tuesday after he refused to post the RM5,000 bail, we all jokingly said that he might just bump into Abdul Razak Baginda who is accused of abetting two policemen in the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaaribuu. The other two are Chief Insp Azilah Hadri and Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar.
"He'll probably try to get a story out of Razak," a blogger friend said.
Seriously, though. What were the chances of RPK bumping into any of the three? Sungai Buloh Prison is not exactly your neighbourhood shopping mall.
No, RPK did not bump into Razak. But, surprise, surprise, he had an encounter with Azilah and Sirul who shouted threats at him.
Here's RPK's story (Sun online):
Raja Petra said: “They (prison authorities) received reports that when I entered prison, Azilah and Sirul shouted at me and threatened that something is going to happen to me inside there.”
He said the prison authorities were worried and detailed two police Special Action Unit (UTK) officers to "look after me".
Asked if he met Sirul and Azilah, Raja Petra said: “Ya! We were in the same block, the police block, which had about 18 policemen there all awaiting trial.”
“So anyhow, they saw me and they shouted at me and the prison guards were very worried, and they even shouted at the prison guard."
He claimed the prison guards told him: “So please, get out la, kita tak boleh tidur la (we won’t be able to sleep) because we have to watch out for you.”
Raja Petra added: “The prison authorities spoke to me and asked to allow my wife to bail me out because they say they cannot guarantee my safety in prison.”
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