The Tort of Defamation: Concepts and Cases on Libel and Slander in Malaysia and Singapore (eBook)
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Table of contents
Part One: Principles of Defamation
The Defamatory Statement
Words- Contention Principle
The Identification Principle
Publication and Circulation Principle
Defamation: Cyber Libel and Liability in Virtual Ink
Criminal Defamation Action
Part Two: Defenses
General Principles of Defenses in Defamation Litigation
Defenses as Provided Under the Defamation Act 1957
Part Three: Remedies
Costs in the Matter
Part Four: Quantum
Principles Applied in Malaysia and Singapore
Rules of Computation
Other Compensatory Approaches
List of Cases
Part Five: Postscript – Trespass of Reputation
The Need to Establish the Element of ‘Harm’ in Defamation Action
Imposing Limits on Awards, Granting Exemplary Damages, Costs
Balancing the Chilling Effect and the Public Right to be informed
Is There a Need for Criminalizing Defamatory Actions?
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