DATUK SERI DR MOHAMAD SALLEH ISMAIL & ANOR v. MOHD RAFIZI RAMLI & ANOR  9 CLJ 813
HIGH COURT MALAYA, KUALA LUMPUR
AZIZUL AZMI ADNAN JC
[CIVIL SUIT NO: 23NCVC-53-06-2013]
31 OCTOBER 2016
TORT: Defamation - Libel - Press conference contained statements alleged to be defamatory of plaintiffs - Allegations of misappropriation of public funds - Whether statements were fair comments or facts - Whether statements verified and based on facts established to be true - Whether defence of qualified privilege established
TORT: Defamation - Libel - News website published article and uploaded video clip of press conference - Press conference contained statements alleged to be defamatory of plaintiffs - Allegations of misappropriation of public funds - Whether video clip showed faithful recording of actual events - Whether reporting done in fair, disinterested and neutral way - Whether defence of reportage available
TORT: Defamation - Libel - Damages - Press conference contained statements alleged to be defamatory of plaintiffs - News website published article and uploaded video clip of press conference - Nature of allegations - Whether serious - Whether losses suffered attributable to defamatory statements
KHAIRUL AZWAN HARUN v. MOHD RAFIZI RAMLI  9 CLJ 858
HIGH COURT MALAYA, KUALA LUMPUR
S NANTHA BALAN J
[SUIT NO: 23NCVC-55-07-2015]
20 OCTOBER 2016
TORT: Defamation - Libel - Press release contained statements relating to public interest - Allegations of defalcation of public funds - Natural and ordinary meaning of impugned words - Whether impugned words defamatory of plaintiff - Whether impugned words suggested plaintiff guilty of corruption or abuse of power - Whether defences of fair comment and justification available
TORT: Defamation - Defences - Libel - Justification and fair comment - Press release contained statements alleging defalcation of public funds - Whether impugned words defamatory of plaintiff - Three different categories of meaning for defence of justification - Whether impugned words justified - Whether impugned words were fair comments or statements of fact - Whether release of impugned words actuated by malice - Defamation Act 1957, s. 9
PP lwn. ONG KIAN YAP  2 SMC 84
MAHKAMAH MAJISTRET, JELEBU
ZUHAIR ROSLI Mj
[KES TANGKAPAN NO: 83-37-5-2014]
29 FEBRUARI 2015
UNDANG-UNDANG JENAYAH: Mencabul kehormatan - Kanun Keseksaan, s. 354 - Memasukkan tangan ke dalam seluar dalam mangsa dan mencium mulutnya - Mangsa seorang kanak-kanak - Pertuduhan - Sama ada defektif - Sama ada unsur niat untuk mencabul dinyatakan di dalam pertuduhan - Sama ada keterangan mangsa disokong - Sama ada laporan perubatan mangsa diserahkan kepada tertuduh sebelum perbicaraan - Sama ada keterangan saksi-saksi menimbulkan keraguan - Sama ada kehendak s. 399(1) Kanun Tatacara Jenayah dipatuhi
PROSEDUR JENAYAH: Pertuduhan - Defektif - Kesalahan mencabul kehormatan - Kanun Keseksaan, s. 354 - Mens rea kesalahan - Sama ada unsur niat untuk mencabul dinyatakan dalam pertuduhan - Sama ada tarikh dan masa kejadian dinyatakan dalam pertuduhan - Sama ada tertuduh diprejudiskan - Sama ada pertuduhan defektif dan tidak boleh diperbaiki
KETERANGAN: Keterangan pakar - Laporan perubatan - Kesalahan mencabul kehormatan - Mangsa seorang kanak-kanak - Kegagalan menyerahkan salinan laporan perubatan mangsa kepada tertuduh sebelum perbicaraan - Sama ada bukti penyampaian laporan perubatan dikemukakan - Sama ada laporan perubatan diterima masuk - Sama ada kehendak s. 399(1) Kanun Tatacara Jenayah dipatuhi
KETERANGAN: Saksi - Kanak-kanak - Keterangan tidak bersumpah - Sama ada kehendak s. 133A Akta Keterangan 1950 dipatuhi - Sama ada keterangan mangsa diragui - Kanun Keseksaan, s. 354
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