Federal court considering submissions in Raub Mining defamation case

THE Federal Court today has reserved its decision to a date yet to be fixed on Malaysiakini’s appeal against an appellate court decision ordering the news portal to pay RM200,000 in damages to Raub Australian Gold Mine over the publication of defamatory articles.

A five-member panel chaired by Justice Vernon Ong Lam Kiat decided to reserve judgment after hearing lengthy submissions from Malaysiakini’s counsel Cyrus Das and Cecil Abraham for RAGM in online proceedings.

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