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This book simplifies a very specialised area of law and considers the latest cases in the area of defamation in Singapore and Malaysia, including defamation cases on the internet. For the first time, here is a legal textbook that provides a step by step guide on the ‘why” and ‘how’ of procedure and pleadings for a defamation action in Singapore and Malaysia. As most of the modes of publication today are via the internet, the book also has a much needed chapter dealing specifically with defamation published via Facebook, Twitter and through E-mails etc. There is a new chapter called “Media Defences” which deals with the defences open to media agencies as well as the Reynold’s Defence and the defence of Neutral Reportage which has gained traction in Malaysia and elsewhere.
Table of contents
Section 1 The Plaintiff’s Claim
Section 2 Defences
Section 3 Defamation on The Internet
Section 4 Other Causes of Action
Section 5 Procedure
Section 6 Remedies And Awards