RPK sued..AGAIN!?!Posted: August 14, 2008
I’ve lost count of the number of cases against this man.
This time though, RPK has been delivered an order to reveal (1) his sources, and (2) the identity of the commentators.
It’s difficult for me to imagine RPK doing any of the actions required of him. After all, he has never been one to do as he is told, unless it suits him.
I’m actually waiting for a first-hand reaction from him to be posted on Malaysia-Today. Or at least, I’m expecting that he will give some sort of response.
(10:41pm Update: Sure enough, he has responded. And sure enough as well, he’s said that he’s not going to reveal anything. At all. Brave man, this Raja Petra Kamarudin. LINK HERE.)
If RPK were a journalist, revealing his sources would be tantamount to breach of a journalist’s ethics. A journalist NEVER reveals his sources. Or so I am told.
RPK is no journalist, now is he? But then again, is a blogger an online journalist?
And the order to reveal the identities of his commentators. I wonder if it’s the right thing to do. I know you’ve got to be responsible in posting comments, because ultimately you’ve got to answer for them. But for RPK to reveal their identities? Somehow it just doesn’t sit right with me.
Sure, sure, nobody is above the law.
And besides, if it’s a court order, I would probably reveal the identities of my commentators, no matter how unwilling I would be. So consider this a “warning”, lest anyone decides to leave ridiculous comments here. 🙂
But then again, like I said, RPK is not known for being submissive. I doubt he’s going to start now.
Let’s wait and see how things unfold.
Read Malaysian Insider for more details.