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

Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2018

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Skrine has been ranked as Arbitration Law Firm of the Year and Maritime Law Firm of the Year.

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The Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine has been ranked as Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.

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The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine is pleased to announce that the Firm has achieved seven Tier 1 practice area rankings in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018.

Our Tier 1 rankings are in the following areas: 
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Labour and Employment

Skrine was also listed as one of the leading firms in the areas of Projects & Energy, and Shipping. 

Four Skrine partners were ranked as leading lawyers in their respective areas. 

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