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Defahmi and defamation online

Defahmi and defamation online

THEATRE practitioner, writer and aspiring politician Fahmi Fadzil has become a minor celebrity after agreeing to tweet 100 times that he defamed a publishing company. Fahmi had published a tweet about a pregnant friend who purportedly resigned from Female magazine due to poor human resource practices by her employer, BluInc Media. In his 100-tweet apology, [...]

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To the media’s defence

To the media’s defence

PETALING JAYA, 17 Aug 2010: A new non-governmental organisation, the South East Asia Media Legal Defence Network (SEAMLDN), is all set to provide journalists in the region with legal protection. SEAMLDN, which was soft-launched in Kuala Lumpur on 23 July 2010, will provide legal assistance, including payment of legal fees, to journalists and media organisations. [...]

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Malaysian Insider may be sued

Malaysian Insider may be sued

PETALING JAYA, 22 Dec 2009: Former theSun associate editor Ng Kee Seng is demanding RM3 million, an apology and a retraction from The Malaysian Insider consultant editor Leslie Lau over an allegedly libellous article. Ng has threatened to sue Lau, who wrote the article Back to the wall, Tee Keat resorts to bizarre moves, unless [...]

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Husam to withdraw suit against 2 BN reps

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 June 2009: Kelantan state executive councillor Datuk Husam Musa will withdraw his RM6 million defamation suit against the Bukit Bunga assemblyperson Mohd Adhan Kecik and Paloh assemblyperson Datuk Nozula Mat Diah. His counsel, Ahmad Shabrimi Mohd Sidek, told the media today that Husam — the former PAS vice-president — intended to withdraw [...]

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Police report against Sivakumar

IPOH, 14 May 2009: Perak state executive councillor Datuk Hamidah Osman last night lodged a police report against state assembly speaker V Sivakumar, from the Pakatan Rakyat (PR), alleging abuse of power in expelling seven Barisan National (BN) and three independent assemblypersons from the 7 May assembly sitting. She said Sivakumar had acted beyond his [...]

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Karpal’s RM10 mil suit against Utusan on 2 July

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 April 2009: The High Court has fixed 2 July for case management of Bukit Gelugor member of parliament Karpal Singh’s RM10 million suit against Utusan Melayu (M) Sdn Bhd over a defamatory article on his comments on Islam. Deputy Registrar Nazri Ibrahim fixed the date after the case came up before him [...]

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