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 Tay Khim Seng, a Member of Parliament for the MCA in a defamation suit filed against, amongst others, Lim Guan Eng of the DAP in 1997.
  • Acted for the New Straits Times and its editors and reporters to defend defamations suits from 2008 onwards.
  • 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

Skrine Retains Who’s Who Legal Accolade for Malaysia

On 15th May 2017, the Who’s Who Global Awards was held in London, United Kingdom and Skrine was conferred the Award:

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017

Skrine previously received this Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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SKRINE Clinches Top Honours at ALB Malaysia Law Awards 2017

On 6th April 2017, the Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards was held and SKRINE was named

Malaysia Law Firm of the Year 2017

SKRINE also bagged 5 other awards

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Asialaw Profiles 2017

The Asialaw Profiles has ranked Skrine as Outstanding Firm and particularly highlighting the following practice areas:

Outstanding Firm

  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT, Telco & Media
  • Project & Infrastructure

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