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MELAWANGI SDN BHD v. TIOW WENG THEONG
Federal Court, Putrajaya
Rohana Yusuf PCA, Azahar Mohamed CJM, Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim, Idrus Harun FCJJ
[Civil Appeal No: 02(f)-10-02-2019(B)]
26 February 2020
[2020] 2 MLRA 391

JUDGMENT

Azahar Mohamed CJM:

Introduction

[1] The appellant sued the respondent for defamation. The courts below came to different findings. The High Court after a full trial, allowed the appellant's claim. The Court of Appeal took a contrary view. The Court of Appeal set aside the order of the High Court. Aggrieved by the judgment of the Court of Appeal, the appellant applied for leave to appeal to the Federal Court. The appellant was granted leave to appeal on four questions of law. Hence, the present appeal before us, which in substance arose from the reversal by the Court of Appeal of the decision of the High Court. After hearing the parties, we adjourned the matter for our consideration. We now give our decision and the grounds for the same.

[2] We will describe the parties in this judgment as they appeared in the High Court, namely the appellant as the plaintiff and the respondent as the defendant.

Background Facts

CASE HIGHLIGHTS

PRESS METAL SARAWAK SDN BHD v. ETIQA TAKAFUL BERHAD
Federal Court, Putrajaya
2016] 5 MLRA 529
[Civil Appeal No: 02(i)-27-04-2015(W)]
15 August 2016 [+]
TAN POOI YEE v. KETUA PENGARAH JABATAN PENDAFTARAN NEGARA
High Court Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
[2016] 5 MLRH 501
24NCVC-1306-08-2015
18 July 2016 [+]
ILANGOVAN KRISHNAN v. SHIYA SDN BHD
Industrial Court, Johor
[2016] 2 MELR 374
16/4-157/15
27 April 2016 [+]
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