Court dismisses Samy’s injunction against four

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Court dismisses Samy’s injunction against four

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:59 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court dismissed an injunction by MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu restraining Tamil daily Malaysia Nanban and three others from publishing further alleged libellous articles about him.

Counsel for the four defendants S. Arumugam told reporters that Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, who heard the case in chambers, dismissed the injunction with costs on the grounds that Samy Vellu had failed to satisfy the court on why he needed the injunction.

The other three defendants are the daily’s editor M. Maryanandy, journalist M. Yogalinggam and printer Aslita Sdn Bhd.

Meanwhile, Tengku Maimun allowed another defendant, former Klang MIC division chief P. Thiaga­rasan’s application to lift the interim injunction obtained by Samy Vellu on Aug 1 which restrained him from publishing further alleged libellous articles about him until the disposal of his suit.

The court fixed Dec 17 to hear submissions from both sides on a permanent injunction.

Samy Vellu filed a suit against the five on July 3 seeking RM10mil in damages for libel and other relief deemed fit by the court.

In his statement of claim, he said Yogalinggam had written an article published in the daily on June 25 containing libellous elements which had damaged his reputation among the Indian community and affected his credibility and good name.

The defendants, in their statements of defence, said they had no knowledge of the content of the article except that it was made in an interview with Yogalingam.

They claimed qualified privilege, saying that the article was printed and published bona fide and without malice. ” Bernama

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Re: Court dismisses Samy’s injunction against four

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:59 am

Finally someone is provided with some justice and the judge started opening his eyes.

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