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Gerakan man says no evidence Guan Eng acted solo in land...

Jason Loo testifies he had relied on the premise that the 2009 enactment allowed the chief minister to do as he pleased.

Taib’s daughter to continue suit against Bruno Manser Fonds

Her Canadian company, Sakto, is suing the Swiss NGO and its executive director Lukas Straumann for making 'unfounded allegations' over the years.

News Corp appeals ruling in Geoffrey Rush defamation suit

The Federal Court ruled last month that News Corp's Daily Telegraph tabloid in Sydney had failed to prove the stories were true.

Ex-Penang BN chief retracts defamatory remarks against Guan Eng

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.

Deputy minister Mahfuz Omar to pay RM200,000 for defaming NGO leader

Lawyer Faiz Fadzil, who represented Mahfuz, says the payment could exceed RM200,000 as it includes interest.

Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case in Australia

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'.

Chief Minister Inc not subject to audit, says Guan Eng

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.

Ex-MP Gobalakrishnan to pay RM150,000 for defaming ex-Bar president

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.

Ex-Penang BN chief controlled reports on undersea tunnel, says Guan Eng

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.

Court strikes out Synergy Promenade suit against ex-MP

Judge Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad says statements made by the former deputy minister were not defamatory.

In Malaysia, is sorry really the hardest word?

It seems that apologies in the political arena have little to do with strengthening national cohesion and more to do with massaging egos.

Chinese-Australian political donor wins defamation case

Australia's defamation laws have been criticised for being too biased towards plaintiffs and impinging on public-interest journalism.

Michael Jackson estate sues HBO over documentary

Despite the lawsuit, HBO will air the documentary next month, saying that everyone can assess the abuse claims by themselves.

Teresa Kok makes good on threat to sue PAS man over...

The primary industries minister is seeking damages and an injunction to stop Syarhan Humaizi Halim from publishing further articles about her.

Kedah PH Youth chief lodges report against Umno man for insulting...

Asmirul Anuar Aris claims Lokman Noor Adam defamed the prime minister and his parents in a video clip uploaded on Facebook.

Rewcastle-Brown settlement won’t change public perception of PAS, says lawyer

SN Nair says Abdul Hadi Awang should have continued his legal battle with Clare Rewcastle-Brown and obtained a declaration from the court.

Hadi agrees to out-of-court settlement in suit against Sarawak Report editor

The PAS president has agreed to withdraw claims against the Sarawak Report editor.

Nov 25 hearing of Terengganu Sultanah’s suit against Rewcastle-Brown

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.

No immunity for those who tell on police reports, court warns

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.

Umno to Warisan: So we now can’t criticise the government?

Sabah's ruling party is accused of being autocratic for allowing its youth wing to lodge a police report against Shafie's critic.

Melaka exco defends suit against fellow PKR leader

Muhammad Jailani Khamis refutes claims that he had influenced the appointment of his sister as the director of the Melaka Zoo.

Former MPSP man drops defamation suit against Penang reps

The court orders G Rajasegar to pay H'ng Mooi Lye and Amar Pritpal Abdullah RM5,000 each in costs.

Singapore editor charged with defaming government

Singapore has long been criticised for restricting free speech and other political rights.

Singapore PM sues blogger who shared 1MDB article on Facebook

Lee Hsien Loong says blogger Leong Sze Hian has defamed him by posting the article from a Malaysian online news media.