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November 14 Trial For Datuk Rafena-Didie Lawsuit

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SHAH ALAM – The Sessions Court here has set four days starting Nov 14 to hear the lawsuit by drama producer and actress, Datuk Rafena Ezanee Ramli and her production company against actress Didie Alias for alleged breach of contract.  Judge Nik Nasimah Nik Mohamad set the date in chambers today. Rafena Ezanee and Didie whose real name is…

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Married Couple Sues Under Wrongful Khalwat Arrest

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KUALA LUMPUR: A married couple is suing Jawi and six others for allegedly wrongfully arresting them for khalwat. Self-employed Mohd Ridhuan Giman, 34, and his wife Siti Sarah Maulad Abdullah, 26, filed the claim at the High Court civil registry on Friday. The couple say they were wrongfully detained during a Jawi raid on a…

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Media Group Ordered To Pay RM300,000 Damages To Guan Eng

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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang High Court has ordered the New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) to pay RM300,000 in damages to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over a defamatory article published in Berita Harian on Aug 20, 2015. Justice Datuk Rosilah Yop also imposed interest at 5% per annum from the date of…

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March Decision On Ling’s Bid To Strike Out Najib’s Suit

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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court will decide in March on an application by former transport minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik to strike out Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s suit against him over an article allegedly saying that he had misused public funds. Ling’s counsel Villie Netchi told reporters that Justice Nor Bee…

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Ex-Queen Wants Publisher Made Bankrupt

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KUALA LUMPUR: A former Raja Permaisuri Agong has initiated legal action against a publisher in a High Court to declare him as a bankrupt. She is attempting to recover over RM2mil in damages and interests which she won against the publisher and his son in another civil case in Temerloh. Permaisuri Siti Aishah Abdul Rahman,…

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PM’s Press Sec Applies To Strike Out Mukhriz’s Defamation Suit

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister’s press secretary Datuk Seri Tengku Sarifuddin Tengku Ahmad has applied to the High Court to strike out a defamation suit filed by Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir against him on grounds that it was unsustainable. Mukhriz, 51 sued Tengku Sarifuddin, 54, for allegedly implying that he practised “dirty politics”. On Thursday, Tengku…

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Court To Hear Maria Chin’s Habeas Corpus Application On Tuesday

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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here will hear next Tuesday a habeas corpus application by Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah (pic) who is challenging her detention under the Security Offences and Special Measures Act (Sosma) 2012. Maria’s counsel Prof Gurdial Singh Nijar told reporters Thursday that four respondents had asked for seven days to…

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Polluted Water In Hand, Nigerian King Takes Shell To Court In London

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LONDON: King Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi holds up a plastic bottle containing contaminated water from his community in Nigeria, proof of oil pollution that he blames on Royal Dutch Shell — and on which he hopes a London court will deliver justice. ”My people are drinking this water,” said the tribal king of the Ogale…

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Zaid Ibrahim Files Suit To Inspect PM’s AmBank Accounts

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Cabinet minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim initiated a civil action against a bank to inspect five accounts belonging to the prime minister and disclose sources of funds in relation to the SRC International Sdn Bhd and RM2.6bil donation issue. Zaid named AmBank Islamic Bhd as the sole respondent in his lawsuit. He said…

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Lawyer Siti Kassim Sues Jawi Over Arrest At Transgender Event

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KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Siti Kassim has filed a suit to compel the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) to furnish her with names of the officers involved in a raid at a transgender event seven months ago. Siti Kassim, 53, named the department as the defendant in her originating summons filed via Messrs Mark Law…

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Dec 1 Hearing For Tengku Sharifuddin’s Application To Strike Out Mukhriz’ Lawsuit

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KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court here today fixed Dec 1 for hearing of the application by the Prime Minister’s press secretary to strike out Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s defamation suit against him. Judicial commissioner Datuk Roslan Abu Bakar set the date in chambers during which Datuk Seri Tengku Sharifuddin Tengku Ahmad was represented by…

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Anina Drops Civil Suit Against Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Langkawi Wanita Umno member Anina Saadudin (pic) has agreed to pay RM5,000 in costs after she discontinued her civil suit against Umno’s two office-bearers over a RM2.6bil “political donation” for the use and benefit of the party. She had appealed over the striking out of her suit against Umno president Datuk Seri…

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Jim Carrey Sued Over Girlfriend’s Death

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LOS ANGELES: Veteran comic actor Jim Carrey was sued Monday for allegedly procuring drugs under a bogus name for his ex-girlfriend who died of an overdose last year and then trying to hide his involvement. According to the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Mark Burton, the estranged husband of Carrey’s former girlfriend…

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Trump’s Wife Files Suit Against Blogger, Daily Mail Over ‘Escort’ Reports

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Melania Trump, the wife of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, sued the Maryland-based publisher of the Daily Mail Online and a blogger on Thursday over stories about her past she believes were “tremendously damaging,” her attorney said in a statement. Late Thursday, the Daily Mail retracted a story in a posting…

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Ramanan vs Sanjeevan Trial Set For Nov 7

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KUALA LUMPUR: A High Court has set three days from Nov 7 to hear the lawsuit filed by businessman Datuk R.Ramanan against MyWatch chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan for allegedly publishing two defamatory tweets against him. Justice Hue Siew Kheng fixed the date for the hearing proper after meeting the parties in chambers. Speaking to…

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Najib, Rosmah Seek Stay On Suit Against Rafizi Pending Appeal

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife are seeking for a stay of proceedings in his suit against PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli and Media Rakyat portal owner Chan Chee Kong in relation to an article on the removal of oil subsidies. Chan’s counsel Joanne Leong told reporters that the hearing…

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We’re Not Horrible Bosses, Actor And Wife Say In RM25mil Suit

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KUALA LUMPUR: Actor Datuk AC Mizal and his wife are suing a publisher and three others for RM25mil in damages for portraying them as negligent employers. The actor, who is noted for his versatile roles in movies, said entertainment reporter Syed Musaddad Syed Mahdi had on Aug 23 last year caused publication of defamatory words…

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Court Sets Nov 7 To Hear Najib’s Application To Strike Out Dr M’s Suit

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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has fixed a November hearing for an application by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to strike out Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s suit against him for alleged misfeasance in public office. High Court Judicial Commissioner Abu Bakar Jais fixed the Nov 7 date in chambers in the presence of counsel…

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Court Strikes Out Jamil Khir’s Defamation Suit

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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has allowed National Oversight and Whistleblowers (NOW) director Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir’s application to strike out a defamation suit filed by Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom against him. Akmal Nasrullah had applied to strike out the suit on the grounds that the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department had no…

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Huan Cheng Guan Sues Penang Govt For Defamation

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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Huan Cheng Guan (pic) is initiating legal action against the Penang government and Consortium Zenith-BUCG (CZBUZG) for defamation. “I will see you in court,” said the Parti Cinta Malaysia vice president Parti Cinta Malaysia in a statement on Friday. Huan said this as a response to an announcement by CZBUZG on Thursday…

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G25’s Noor Farida’s Suit Against Businessman To Go On

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KUALA LUMPUR: The lawsuit by prominent member of G25 group of eminent Malays, Datuk Noor Farida Ariffin,(pic) against a businessman for implying that she had insulted Islam, is set to go for a trial. High Court judge Justice Yeoh Wee Siam fixed hearing for the trial for three days from Nov 28. In her lawsuit,…

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Ghafar’s Ex-Wife Loses Suit Over RM1mil Land

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KUALA LUMPUR: The ex-wife of former deputy prime minister Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba lost her lawsuit against a Tan Sri and his wife over a piece of land in Jelebu, Negri Sembilan. High Court judge Justice Hue Siew Kheng dismissed the lawsuit filed by D. Heryati Abdul Rahim, 55, after hearing evidence from two witnesses.…

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Appeals Court Dismisses Mkini Dotcom, Editors’ Appeal

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  PUTRAJAYA: Online news portal publisher Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd and two of its editors lost their appeal over their bid to replace the judge assigned to hear a libel suit filed against them by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Following this decision, Seremban High Court judge Datuk Wira Kamaludin Md Said will…

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Sean Penn Files US$10 Million Suit Against ‘Empire’ Co-Creator

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NEW YORK: Sean Penn on Tuesday filed a US$10 million defamation lawsuit against “Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels over comments Daniels made comparing him to the show’s star Terrence Howard, who’s been repeatedly accused of domestic violence. Daniels’ comments appeared online about a week ago in the entertainment publication The Hollywood Reporter in a story about…

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Najib Slaps Dr. Ling With A Lawsuit

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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has filed a suit against former Cabinet minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik for allegedly defaming him. The Prime Minister filed the suit on Oct 27 through Messrs Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak, according to sources Thursday. Najib is seeking for general, aggravated and exemplary damages. On Wednesday,…

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Defamation Suit Against PAS President: Federal Court Dismisses Businessman’s Application For Leave To Appeal

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PUTRAJAYA: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has been cleared in a defamation suit brought up by a businessman. This follows a decision of a three-member panel of Federal Court here today to deny Mohd Shamsul Mat Amin leave to proceed with his appeal to the Federal Court, in an attempt to overturn the…

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Mustapa’s Defamation Suit Against PAS Goes To Trial Next Month

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KUALA LUMPUR: International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed’s defamation case against PAS and four others will go for a full trial next month after failing to reach a settlement. His lawyer C.K. Lew told reporters that the plaintiff and defendants could not agree on the costs and legal point. “Therefore, there is…

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Court Sets Sept. 25th To Hear Najib vs Tony Pua 1MDB Suit

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KUALA LUMPUR: A High Court is set to hear three applications on Sept 25 over the defamation suit filed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in relation to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Justice Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera will hear the applications. Najib had in March sued Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua and…

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Land Dispute: Ghafar Baba’s Ex-Wife Files Suit Against Developer Over

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former wife of the late Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba has filed a civil suit against a Tan Sri and his wife over a piece of land in Jelebu, Negri Sembilan on Wednesday. D. Heryati Abdul Rahim, 54, filed a civil suit against the couple for alleged breach of contract to get back the…

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Saiful’s RM50mil. Suit Against Anwar Trial Fixed On Aug.10

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KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan RM50mil defamation suit against his former employer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been fixed for a 10-day trial before the High Court here. Judicial Commissioner Azizul Azmi Adnan set the dates – Aug 10 to 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25 – after meeting both parties in chambers. Mohd…

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