Jason Loo testifies he had relied on the premise that the 2009 enactment allowed the chief minister to do as he pleased.
Her Canadian company, Sakto, is suing the Swiss NGO and its executive director Lukas Straumann for making 'unfounded allegations' over the years.
The Federal Court ruled last month that News Corp's Daily Telegraph tabloid in Sydney had failed to prove the stories were true.
Teng Chang Yeow apologises to the DAP secretary-general as part of a consent judgment over a defamation suit regarding three news reports last year.
Lawyer Faiz Fadzil, who represented Mahfuz, says the payment could exceed RM200,000 as it includes interest.
A 2017 media report claimed the Sydney Theatre Company received a complaint that Geoffrey Rush had inappropriately touched a female co-star during a staging of 'King Lear'.
At defamation hearing, former chief minister denies that the state investment arm is a one-man show, but says it has no accounts, or board members.
His case came to an end after the Federal Court refused to give an extension of time to file a leave application over a Court of Appeal ruling.
The former Penang chief minister, who is suing Teng Chang Yeow over statements on the project, says many people with NST and Berita Harian were closely identified with the previous government.
Judge Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad says statements made by the former deputy minister were not defamatory.
It seems that apologies in the political arena have little to do with strengthening national cohesion and more to do with massaging egos.
Australia's defamation laws have been criticised for being too biased towards plaintiffs and impinging on public-interest journalism.
Despite the lawsuit, HBO will air the documentary next month, saying that everyone can assess the abuse claims by themselves.
The primary industries minister is seeking damages and an injunction to stop Syarhan Humaizi Halim from publishing further articles about her.
Asmirul Anuar Aris claims Lokman Noor Adam defamed the prime minister and his parents in a video clip uploaded on Facebook.
SN Nair says Abdul Hadi Awang should have continued his legal battle with Clare Rewcastle-Brown and obtained a declaration from the court.
The PAS president has agreed to withdraw claims against the Sarawak Report editor.
Sultanah Nur Zahirah is claiming RM100 million each from three defendants for alleged defamatory statements in the book The Sarawak Report — The Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose.
The Federal Court says anyone who discloses the contents of their police report against another person in public does not enjoy the right of absolute privilege.
Sabah's ruling party is accused of being autocratic for allowing its youth wing to lodge a police report against Shafie's critic.
Muhammad Jailani Khamis refutes claims that he had influenced the appointment of his sister as the director of the Melaka Zoo.
The court orders G Rajasegar to pay H'ng Mooi Lye and Amar Pritpal Abdullah RM5,000 each in costs.
Singapore has long been criticised for restricting free speech and other political rights.
Lee Hsien Loong says blogger Leong Sze Hian has defamed him by posting the article from a Malaysian online news media.