Malaysian blogger jailed for inciting racial tensions

A high-profile anti-government blogger has been jailed for up to two years in Malaysia, his lawyer said today.Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin was arrested two weeks ago, and last night he was sentenced under Malaysia’s draconian security laws.The beleaguered government’s long-time critic was taken today to a high-security prison where he could be held indefinitely without trial as the detention order, signed by home minister Syed Hamid Albar, can be renewed. blogger jailed for 2 years [AP]
Malaysia jailed a prominent anti-government blogger for two years under a strict security law that can keep him in prison indefinitely for allegedly inciting racial tensions with his writings, a lawyer said today.Online commentator Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin was already in police custody and was served a detention order last night under the Internal Security Act, said his lawyer Malik Imtiaz Sarwar.

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