Accused of a range of inappropriate behaviour by female journalists, the lawsuit comes amid widespread calls on social media for Akbar's resignation from his post as India's minister of state for external affairs.
Isham Jalil says he will contest the lawsuit filed by SYABAS over the article published before GE14.
Issue surrounds a paragraph which allegedly links the sultanah to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho and the 1MDB scandal.
Her lawyer says the Sarawak Report editor's statement does not amount to an apology.
Lawyer Americk Sidhu says his client sues in his personal capacity to protect his reputation.
Mazlan Ismail, Umno's candidate for Permatang Pauh in GE13, admits that he did not verify the claim before calling a press conference on the matter.
Lawyers for Liberty says Pakatan Harapan must take a clear stand against suing those who criticise either the federal government or state governments under the coalition.
The former law minister says the decision yesterday will effectively silence dissent.
The Centre For A Better Tomorrow says allowing governments to sue or threaten to sue individuals or organisations could lead to a totalitarian state.
Deputy law minister Mohamed Hanipa Maidin says the people have the right to comment on their government, even if their comments appear defamatory.
The former prime minister questions why activists and Pakatan politicians have remained silent about the court ruling.
Gopal Sri Ram says the Federal Court's ruling today denies an individual his right to criticise the government without restriction.
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.
The judge rules that the prosecution has proven a prima facie case against the PKR vice-president.
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High Court rules on quantum today after the party's decision to drop its defamation suit two weeks ago.
Publisher to carry apology in Daily Express within 30 days.
Lawyer Sulaiman Abdullah has been appointed to represent the PKR leader in place of R Sivarasa who is now a deputy minister.
Both sides settle the defamation case via a consent judgment.
Court orders Gerakan to pay undetermined costs to Lim Guan Eng after the party drops its case on the 'RM1 land sale' issue.
Counsel Hasnal Rezua Merican says his client, Mazlan Ismail, and TV3 agreed to record consent judgment.
Summer Zervos is seeking damages from Trump on the grounds that he defamed her when he dismissed her account as untruthful.
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.
The company claims it was accused of conducting illegal sale of palm oil that caused losses to Felcra.