When a layman raises a false accusation against another, we can easily brush it off and say "that guy is just lying, dont bother".
However, when a top Malaysian blogger who has transformed his website into a formal news portal accuse a serving Prime Minister and First Lady as characters involved in the murder of a foreign national, then this blogger must be brought to Court.
The Court is a place where everything said and presented are held binding and the law will prosecute the guilty, release the innocent.
Lawyers, judges, commissioners and everyone in the legal profession knows that the Court is a sacred place just like the Prayer halls of all religion.
Such an accusation that is directed to the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the First Lady by a highly influential blogger who also happen to be a cousin of the Sultan of Selangor must be accorded the proper channel for him to substantiate the claims.
Informally, Raja Petra Kamaruddin has presented sworn statements called Statutory Declarations and also intriguing blog writings like the "Let us send the Altantuya murderers to hell".
Till date, these were just words from his mouth.
This matter was investigated and RPK was told to turn up in the Court of law to justify his slanderous article.
The word slanderous can actually be overruled because he is called into Court as defendant.
As such, he has the privilege to present his evidences and show how the Prime Minister and the First Lady were among the conspirators that ended up with a Mongolian model dead.
Yet, RPK declined the offer because of many claims and created the impression that the Court is a Kangaroo Court.
However, we all know that his lawyers who are pro-Opposition will be present in Court at all times and there will be many other people in the public gallery also.
These people will include family members of RPK, the press, public interest groups, NGOs and politicians.
Upon taking a seat at the dock, RPK has the chance to dish out an expose of his claims.
This expose will not only clear him off the charges brought forth by the Attorney General chambers but also save two lives - Sirul and Azilah - who were sentenced to hang.
Sadly, the loud bloggers who screamed that the Prime Minister is a murderer did not take up the challenge to ask Anwar and RPK to provide the evidence which they claim they have and save two lives.
None of the pro-Opposition bloggers joined this campaign.
Most recently, he redirected the focus of this case to Tengku Razaleigh's camp and a particular Deputy Director of a non existent Special Branch in the Military.
It was also said that the aide of Tengku Razaleigh has denied RPK's story.
The Director General of Military Intelligence of the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces have also denied RPK's claims.
RPK is still sending in articles to Malaysia Today but has yet to attend the Court proceeding which has been postponed a few times.
If he is overseas, I hope the Malaysian Police place RPK on the Interpol Wanted List because I believe Malaysia are partners to many countries in Extradition of suspects and criminals.
If he is in Malaysia, then Special Branch should do a nationwide sweep and bring him in to Court.
Otherwise, should we light candles in front of Anwar Ibrahim's house and ask him to cooperate and reveal the location of his greatest supporter ?
I am sure Anwar Ibrahim will call the cops and arrest people who light candles in front of his house. But never mind. We will leave the fun of that to a time when necessary.
(Credits to The Star and Malaysiakini for the photos)