To be honest, I haven't really paid attention to this name until he started calling RPK a "coward", "pariah", "hiding behind his wife's skirt", and the like. The moment he uttered those words, my immediate reaction is "Hey, maybe there is some truth to what RPK said".
And interestingly, as I tried to search for the original articles in MT today, I noticed there is actually a lot of articles written already. Not surprising I suppose given the feud between the two strong personalities. Some links below.
I noticed that in Suhakam's website, one of the Commission Members (Member Number 11) is "11. Dato' Muhammad Shafee Abdullah". http://www.suhakam.org.my/en/about_com_member.asp
My main question is - "Is this the same Muhammad Shafee Abdullah from SUHAKAM?" SUHAKAM is of course the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia
Blogger hawkeyejack has blogged on this earlier. The link is here. I won't repeat what he has written, as he has raised highly relevant questions and made good points. You can read what he's written there. http://hawkeyejack.blogspot.com/2008/08/muhammad-shafee-abdullah-champion-of.html
If they are the same people, makes you wonder what kind of Commission Members we have at Suhakam isn't it? One that would threaten to sue all commentators in RPK's articles regardless of what was written, not to mention one that does not hesitate to call RPK names that are certainly not worth repeating here. Certainly sends shivers to my spine ...
Anyway, links for future references.
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/10883/84/ - Shafee Abdullah: sodomologist extraordinaire ; Wednesday, 06 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/10977/84/ - Money, power and sex: what motivates man ; Thursday, 07 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/11183/84/ - The real dalang behind the Anwar sodomy allegation ; Monday, 11 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/11393/1/ - You said it, babe! ; Thursday, 14 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/11394/1/ - Shafee to also sue commenters on RPK’s news portal ; Friday, 15 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/11395/1/ - RPK: Six sources on Shafee; Friday, 15 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/11436/84/ - RPK tells Shafee to go to hell; Friday, 15 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/11473/1/ - Raja Petra, Shafee feud spills over to drama in court; Saturday, 16 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/11513/1/ - Shafee to RPK: Face me in court; Sunday, 17 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/11516/1/ - Press release by Shafee Abdullah; Sunday, 17 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/11524/1/ - Shafee tells Raja Petra to sue him; Monday, 18 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/11525/1/ - Shafee makes police report against Raja Petra; Monday, 18 August 2008
http://malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/11533/1/ - I rest my case, Your Honour; Monday, 18 August 2008