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MOHAMED APANDI ALI v. LIM KIT SIANG
Court of Appeal, Putrajaya
Hadhariah Syed Ismail, M Gunalan, Azmi Ariffin JJCA
[Civil Appeal No: W-02 (W)-949-05-2022]
2 November 2023
[2024] 1 MLRA 365

JUDGMENT

Hadhariah Syed Ismail JCA:

Introduction

[1] The appellant (plaintiff) brought an action for defamation against the respondent (defendant) in relation to words written and published by the respondent in an online news portal known as "Malaysiakini."

[2] To succeed in his claim for defamation, the appellant had to prove three elements as follows:

(i) The words are defamatory;

(ii) It referred to him; and

(iii) It was published, that is, communicated, to a third party.

See: Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd & Ors v. Raub Autralian Gold Mining Sdn Bhd [2021] 5 MLRA 37; [2021] 5 MLJ 79; [2021] 7 CLJ 145; Ayob Saud v. TS Sambanthamurthi [1988] 1 MLRH 653; [1989] 1 MLJ 315; [1989] 1 CLJ (Rep) 321; Kian Lup Construction v. Hongkong Bank Malaysia Bhd [2002] 2 MLRH 389; [2002] 7 MLJ 283; [2002] 7 CLJ 32; [2002] 3 AMR 3554.

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