Ex-Perak exco awarded RM320,000 damages in defamation suit
2 months ago
SHAH ALAM: A former Perak state executive councillor has been awarded RM320,000 in damages in a defamation suit he filed against a farmer, a journalist and a news media company.
Judicial Commissioner Tee Geok Hock, in his decision delivered via e-mail this evening, said A Sivanesan had proven his case against the defendants on the balance of probabilities.
He ordered farmer Poh Wai Sheng to pay RM50,000, Foong Pek Yee (RM70,0000) and Star Media Group Bhd (RM200,000).
However, Tee dismissed Sivanesan’s suit against transport minister and MCA president Wee Ka Siong, who had made a comment in his Facebook based on the article.
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