When Apollo 13's systems failed while on the way to the moon, its commander, James Lovell (played by Tom Hanks in the movie), called down, "Houston, we have a problem". If there ever was one, that would rank as an understatement of the century.
If this letter posted by someone who claims to be Raja Petra Kamarudin is valid, i think it'll be fair to say, without a hint of uncertainty, "KeAdilan, we have a problem."
I've reprinted the email (from a source that never sleeps, it seems - thanks) i received alerting me of this potentially HUGE snafu in its entirety, just in case the original posting suddenly "disappears". A screen capture of the posting can be found here.
Friends, i encourage you to blog about this. Its a big deal, believe you me. If its proven true, KeAdilan could be in MEGA DEEP poo-poo.
The email address used to send the email, and the Yahoo ID attached to the posting is certainly listed as belonging to Raja Petra Kamarudin as found on the Freeanwar website. A screen capture of the page is found here. I know it's possible to spoof email addresses, but this is an interesting piece of evidence pointing towards the validity of the posting as being written by Raja Petra.
Could it be that Raja Petra meant to reply only to Hazidi's email, but accidentally replied to the Yahoo Group, thus posting his email for all to see? This possibility is pointed out by Amir in the following posting:
bq. From: "kancah2001"
Date: Fri Aug 1, 2003 10:56 am
Subject: Re: Dear Hazidi
bq. Many newbies and techno Luddites are unaware that the default Reply
function of this group sends the replied message to the whole group.
This has caused some embarrassment in the past. But, hooooboy,
nothing like this!
bq. Did Tian Chua read it? And what does Syed Husin Ali have to say?
The full email i received alerting me to the issue is found below. Also includes a cut & paste of the full posting written by the yet-to-be-verified Raja Petra.