Defamation

  Overview  

Our Expertise


Skrine has represented both local and foreign clients in respect of defamation disputes. We have also advised clients on such disputes outside Malaysia. Our lawyers are highly experienced in defamation law.

 

Notable Experience

  • Advised a Chairman of a major bank regarding defamatory comment posted by Raja Petra Kamarudin on Malaysia Today's online news.
  • Acted for AME Asset Holdings Sdn Bhd in a suit (which included defamation) against Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Bhd, which was subsequently settled amicably between parties in 2007.
  • Acted for Sam Rainsy, the former Finance Minister of Cambodia, in a defamation suit against a Cambodian newspaper as well the editor, publisher and printers in Malaysia in 1994.
  • Acted for Port Klang Authority in defending a defamation suit filed by Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd against Port Klang Authority and Pricewaterhousecoopers Advisory Services Sdn Bhd in 2009. This suit arose out of the multi-billion ringgit Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.
  • Acted for Dato' Lee Hwa Beng and Port Klang Authority in defending a misfeasance in public office and defamation suit filed by Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd against Dato Sri Ong Tee Keat, Dato' Lee Hwa Beng and Port Klang Authority in 2009. This suit arose out of the multi-billion ringgit Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.
  • Acted for Dato' Lee Hwa Beng in defending a defamation suit filed by Dato Seri Tiong King Sing in 2009. This suit arose out of the multi-billion ringgit Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.

 
ACCOLADES & AWARDS

IFLR 1000 2019 Rankings

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IFLR 1000 2019 has ranked Skrine as a Tier 1 firm in four practice areas. In addition, eight of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.

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Asialaw Profiles 2019 Rankings

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Asialaw Profiles 2019 has ranked Skrine as an ‘Outstanding’ firm in seven industry and practice areas. In addition, 10 of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.

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Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018

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We are pleased to announce that our firm is recognised as a Top Tier Firm in the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018. Some of our partners were also listed in the rankings.

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