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RAJA PETRA KAMARUDIN APOLOGIZES TO THE NATION

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on May 21, 2009

FROM THE MIGHT OF THE PEN WEBSITE

By Raja Petra Kamarudin

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I made it very clear there would be no negotiations. How can I agree to bribing police officers to get my son off the hook after speaking out against crime, corruption, abuse of power and cover-ups of criminal acts by those who walk in the corridors of power?

I offer no excuses. My wife, Marina, and I have five children, all now grown up. Four have made a life for themselves — two are now married and have blessed us with four grandchildren. One, Raja Azman, left home when he was still in lower secondary school and chose to end all ties with the family. That was about 18 years ago or so. Since he left home, he has been in and out of trouble, the result of living on the streets and sleeping in the back alleys of Kuala Lumpur. Invariably, life on the streets like an urchin turned him into what he is today.

Muslims believe that heaven lies beneath the feet of one’s mother. It is therefore seldom a Muslim mother would bring herself to curse her offspring. Doing so would condemn that child for eternity. That is what Muslims believe. My wife made it very clear to our prodigal son that he turns his back on the family and resorts to a life of crime at his own peril. It does not matter the severity of the crime. Crime is crime whatever it may be, big or small. And is it not the tendency that petty criminals eventually migrate to hardcore crimes? He therefore invites his mother’s curse if he brings shame to the family. That was my wife’s final word on the matter.

TO READ MORE : http://sjsandteam.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/raja-petra-kamarudin-apologizes-to-the-nation/

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