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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Ezam rubbishes RPK’s claim of an ‘armed struggle’
Former PKR Youth chief denies blogger's allegation an armed revolution plot in 2001.
PETALING JAYA: Senator Ezam Mohd Nor today denied any knowledge of an armed revolution plot during his period as PKR Youth leader, as alleged by blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin.
“There was not a single armed revolution meeting in my presence,” said Ezam in response to claims by Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra better known as RPK yesterday.
Until today, RPK alleged that Ezam and current Umno youth exco member Lokman Adam had never rebutted claims that PKR Youth had planned for an armed revolution.
RPK said that he came to know of the plot when he was detained the under ISA along with Ezam, Lokman, Tian Chua, Saari Sungib, Hishamuddin Rais and Dr Badrul Amin Bahron in 2001.
All of them were detained under the ISA for two years over the alleged plot. Ezam was then PKR Youth leader from 1999 to 2005 before quitting the party altogether.
He started his political career with Umno, but left the party to join Anwar Ibrahim’s PKR and his Reformasi movement in 1998.
In the interim, before rejoining Umno in 2008, he formed an anti-corruption NGO called Gerak. Ezam was made a senator in 2010.
RPK yesterday claimed that there was a series of more than 10 meetings held in Ampang in 2001 on ‘the armed revolution’, the first of which RPK said he attended.
Ezam said RPK’s claim that he (Ezam) was in Kamunting because of the ‘armed revolution plot’ remains unproven.
Current PKR vice president, Tian Chua also denied the allegation.
“Raja Petra forgot that we were arrested together. I don’t know why he is rehashing this matter at this point in time,” said Tian Chua.
Mohd. Kamal bin Abdullah
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