According to an exclusive story on the Electric New Paper:
IF he had said yes, he may have been sitting in the Perak menteri besar’s chair today.
Instead, Raja Petra Kamaruddin is out on bail battling a sedition case.
Would you have preferred him as a blogger or chief minister?
The New Paper says:
Just before the 8 Mar elections in Malaysia, Raja Petra was approached by the Democratic Action Party (DAP). “They offered to put me up in a safe seat,” the fiery Malaysian blogger told The New Paper on Sunday in an exclusive interview.
The DAP went on to win 18 seats in the Perak assembly, yet not one of the winners was a Malay Muslim.
The state’s constitution has it that only a Malay Muslim can be the menteri besar. This resulted in a Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) nominee becoming the menteri besar.
Why did Raja Petra decline the offer?
Read more here: “I have no regrets”.