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Zaid to challenge apex court ruling on govt’s right to sue

The former law minister says the decision yesterday will effectively silence dissent.

Cenbet: Amend GPA to stop governments from suing for defamation

The Centre For A Better Tomorrow says allowing governments to sue or threaten to sue individuals or organisations could lead to a totalitarian state.

Govt’s right to sue makes free speech meaningless, says deputy minister

Deputy law minister Mohamed Hanipa Maidin says the people have the right to comment on their government, even if their comments appear defamatory.

Najib: Allowing govt to sue for defamation threatens freedom of speech

The former prime minister questions why activists and Pakatan politicians have remained silent about the court ruling.

Ex-judge questions ruling that government can sue individuals

Gopal Sri Ram says the Federal Court's ruling today denies an individual his right to criticise the government without restriction.

Court rules governments can sue individuals for defamation

Justice Ahmad Maarop says the right of the government to sue in civil proceedings, including for defamation, is not subject to the common law of England.

Rafizi ordered to answer defamation charge on Tabung Haji

The judge rules that the prosecution has proven a prima facie case against the PKR vice-president.

Judge appears likely to toss Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit

LOS ANGELES: A federal judge appeared poised Monday to toss out a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels. Judge S....

Gerakan told to pay Guan Eng RM20,000 in costs

High Court rules on quantum today after the party's decision to drop its defamation suit two weeks ago.

Ex-minister’s suit against Sabah publisher settled out of court

Publisher to carry apology in Daily Express within 30 days.

Khairy’s leave application over Anwar’s defamation suit fixed for Nov 7

Lawyer Sulaiman Abdullah has been appointed to represent the PKR leader in place of R Sivarasa who is now a deputy minister.

Penang tunnel builder drops suit against Gerakan man

Both sides settle the defamation case via a consent judgment.

Gerakan drops defamation suit against Guan Eng

Court orders Gerakan to pay undetermined costs to Lim Guan Eng after the party drops its case on the 'RM1 land sale' issue.

Anwar’s defamation suit against TV3, Mazlan to be settled out of...

Counsel Hasnal Rezua Merican says his client, Mazlan Ismail, and TV3 agreed to record consent judgment.

Trump pressed by ‘Apprentice’ woman to detail his ‘illicit’ past

Summer Zervos is seeking damages from Trump on the grounds that he defamed her when he dismissed her account as untruthful.

Najib’s lawyer wants trial put off ‘until things cool down’

The ex-prime minister's counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah says Najib Razak is entitled to a fair trial in court and not trial by media.

Felcra sues deputy minister, Roketkini for defamation

The company claims it was accused of conducting illegal sale of palm oil that caused losses to Felcra.

Stormy Daniels libel suit against Trump is moved to Los Angeles

Trump and Clifford on Wednesday agreed to have the case moved to federal court in Los Angeles.

Conspiracy theorist Jones seeks halt of Sandy Hook defamation suit

Mark Enoch, an attorney for Jones, described his client as a political commentator expressing his views and played a 2017 broadcast where Jones said he did not believe the Sandy Hook shooting took place.

Anak president abandons bankruptcy appeal, pays Felda RM793,000

His lawyer Hassan Abdul Karim says Mazlan Aliman paid the judgment sum to the Insolvency Department last week.

Lawyer Fadiah sues Utusan over ‘twisted’ report

The activist says she has received death threats after the Malay daily distorted what she said.

Ismail Sabri’s RM10 mil ‘turtle eggs’ lawsuit to be settled amicably

The former minister is working out an agreement with the Daily Express publisher and editor over the publication of three articles which he claimed defamed him.

Najib allowed to withdraw defamation suit against Tony Pua

Judge says the withdrawal does not prejudice the Damansara MP and orders Najib Razak to pay RM30,000 in costs.

Rape victim fights injustice in South Korea, where truth can be...

The legal quagmire she faced is not rare in the South, where defamation laws make libel a crime and stating the truth can still be an offence if it is deemed to have tarnished others' social reputation.