Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad v Othman Bin Haji Omar
Civil Appeal No. W-02(NCVC)(W)-1670-10/2015; Court of Appeal
Date of Judgment: 05 December 2016 | Source: Federal Court Registry
This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court which allowed the respondent's claim for libel for the publication of an article entitled "Dikatakan banyak timbul kontroversi ketika menerajui PKNS - Kontrak Othman tak disambung?" ("the said article") in Utusan Malaysia newspaper on 29.1.2013. We dismissed the appellant's appeal on the issue of liability but reduced the quantum of damages awarded by the learned trial judge. We append below our grounds in doing so.

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL, MALAYSIA

[APPELLATE JURISDICTION]

CIVIL APPEAL NO: W-02(NCVC)(W)-1670-10/2015

BETWEEN

UTUSAN MELAYU (MALAYSIA) BERHAD ...APPELLANT

AND

OTHMAN BIN HAJI OMAR ...RESPONDENT

(In The Matter of High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur

Civil Action No: 23 NCVC-57-06/2013

Between

Othman bin Haji Omar ...Plaintiff

And

Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad ...Defendant)

CORAM: DR. PRASAD SANDOSHAM ABRAHAM, JCA; KAMARDIN HASHIM, JCA; ASMABI MOHAMAD, JCA

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For the Appellant: Gillian Looh (Khairun Nisa, with her) Messrs Izral Partnership, Suite 2001, Tingkat 20, Wisma Hamzah KH, No. 1, Leboh Ampang, 50100 Kuala Lumpur.

For the Respondent: Dhanaraj a/l Vasuderan, (M.Kalaiselvi, with him) Messrs Kamil Hashim Pury & Lim, No. 2, Jalan 14/7, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

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