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Prime minister sues online newspaper over readers’ comments

Prime Minister Najib Razak filed a libel suit yesterday against the online newspaper Malaysiakini over comments critical of him and his party (...)

Published on 4 June 2014 Read


Prime Minister threatens legal action against Malaysiakini news site

Prime Minister Najib Razak, leader of the ruling United Malay National Organization, threatened on 15 May to sue the Malaysiakini news site over (...)

Published on 17 May 2014 Read


Government suspends critical newsweekly “indefinitely”

Reporters Without Borders condemns deputy home minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar’s decision on 19 December to suspend the weekly magazine The (...)

Published on 27 December 2013 Read


Another court sides with government against political cartoonist

Last week’s ruling by a Kuala Lumpur appeal court in a case brought by political cartoonist Zunar was a direct violation of freedom of expression (...)

Published on 7 November 2013 Read


Court rejects government appeal against print version for news website

Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday’s Kuala Lumpur appeal court decision rejecting an appeal by the government and interior ministry (...)

Published on 31 October 2013 Read


Prison sentence deferred

On 28 August, High Court Judge Datin Zabariah Mohd Yusof granted an application made by lawyers R. Sivarasa and Latheefa Koya to defer the prison (...)

Published on 30 August 2012 Read


Court’s ruling on cartoonist’s suit sets disturbing precedent for media freedom

Reporters Without Borders is disappointed by the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s ruling today in the civil suit that Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, the (...)

Published on 31 July 2012 Read


Ruling on cartoonist’s suit awaited, ban on political cartoons still in place

The final hearing in a civil action that the political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, also known as Zunar, brought against the Malaysian state (...)

Published on 19 July 2012 Read

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