Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said officials at the detention centre would be able to accommodate special dietary requirements of detainees.
“If people have a special diet, they will be given a special diet. He should inform the authorities,” Syed Hamid told The Star yesterday.
Syed Hamid was responding to a news report, which quoted Raja Petra’s wife Marina Lee Abdullah as saying her husband had requested for a change in his diet. According to her, Raja Petra could not stomach the usual rice and dishes, which were often smelly.
The blogger had asked prison authorities if they could serve food like bread and eggs instead, as he had vomited many times and suffered from diarrhoea after eating the food.
Marina said camp authorities told her Raja Petra’s request could probably be implemented after Hari Raya. She also expressed disappointment that she was not allowed to meet her husband in the open courtyard like the families of other detainees but had to meet him in his cell on both her visits.
Jeff Ooi gets car dressing down
Vandals smashed Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi’s car rear windscreen, loosened the tyre valve caps and placed a heap of rubbish on his vehicle parked at the Jalan P. Ramlee-Jalan Terengganu junction on Wednesday night.
Nothing was stolen from the vehicle.
Police have classified the case as mischief.
Ooi hoped the police would catch the culprit soon and said that it cost him RM320 in repairs.
Sammy Chan's life is a drama
Sammy Chan posted her apology on her blogsite today and called on everyone to forgive her for her shortsighted outburst in a Sept 23 posting.
“I offer an unconditional apology to every single person out there whom I've offended. I'll not be unfair to other races again and I'll learn to only get angry at those who really hurt me instead of generalising them according to race.”
Chan made the racial remarks after her mobile phone was snatched by two alleged Indian youths when she was having lunch at her office in Kuala Lumpur.
“I did not really mean to stir racial sentiments or offend the Indian community,” she told Malaysiakini when contacted today.
“I did not expect my personal comments to become a national racial issue and invoke such a major public outburst. I’m extremely sorry for the whole controversy caused by my immature and angry remarks.
“I sincerely and honestly apologise to all Malaysians, not just Indians, as my comments have offended them,” said Chan.
The blogger’s inflammatory posting earned the wrath of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), which had lodged a police report urging the authorities to take action on the matter.
Chan said she was prepared to cooperate with the police in their investigation and said she would even personally apologise to Hindraf national coordinator RS Thanenthiran over her posting.
Thanenthiran said Hindraf would accept Chan’s apology.
The Star on RPK's Special Diet
The Star on Jeff Ooi's V for Vandalism
Malaysiakini on Sammy Chan's life drama
(BTW, Sammy's Blog: sammy-bammy.blogspot.com/ is only for invited guest only. I'm not one of those invited; so I can't access it).