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Entries from March 2008

Malaysian Top Blogger Was Held Liable For Defamation

March 29th, 2008 · 7 Comments

  On 26 March 2008, the famous blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, founder of was ordered by the court to pay a sum of RM4 million and the group chief editor and editor of an opposition party’s newsletters were also ordered to pay RM3 million to the Univeristy Utara Malaysia and its vice-chancellor, Dr Nordin Kardi, as general […]

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Tags: Bloggers' Rights

Adultery, legal or illegal in Malaysia?

March 25th, 2008 · 74 Comments

  What is adultery? My friend said “adultery is having secret relationship with someone who has married.”   Based on L B Curzon, Dictionary of Law, 4th edition, (International Law Book Services: Kuala Lumpur), 1995, “adultery” means an act of voluntary sexual intercourse (which need not be completed) between two persons not married to each other, but one […]

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Tags: -==Legal Tips==- · Family Law

Streamyx Down? Claim for compensation!

March 20th, 2008 · 14 Comments

How much compensation or rebate you can claim for if you experience Streamyx broadband downtime?   or   My streamyx broadband was down since yesterday. This morning I called the technical department and was informed that my line experienced some interruption and they need about 3 working days to fix the problem. Can you image, 3 […]

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Resolution of Bloggers’ Right (ALSIC)

March 16th, 2008 · No Comments

As mentioned in my previous post. I was invited to be one of the guest speakers in the Asian Law Students International Conference (ALSIC) on the topic of Bloggers’ Rights. Below is the resolution drafted by the delegates from various Asian countries. “On the issue of Blogger’s rights, we the united people from Malaysia, Indonesia, […]

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Tags: Bloggers' Rights

Defamation Law in Malaysia (2)

March 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In my previous post, I wrote about what is defamation, the different between libel and slander, the law governing defamation and the punishments of it. However, do you know what are the creteria constituting defamation? For both libel and slander, there are three main criteria which are necessary to prove defamation. Firstly, it must be proven […]

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Tags: -==Legal Tips==-

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