Court Upholds Right to Criticise Public Administration

Claudia Cheah Pek Yee and Wong Juen Vei explain a landmark decision by the Court of Appeal In the recent landmark case of Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad v Dato’ Sri DiRaja Haji Adnan Bin Haji Yaakob [2016] 5 CLJ 857 (“Utusan Case”), the Court of Appeal held that government and public officials cannot sue for defamation in their official capacity.

Judicial Review
Claudia Cheah Pek Yee & Wong Juen Vei



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