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The Tort of Defamation: Concepts and Cases on Libel and Slander in Malaysia and Singapore

The Tort of Defamation is an authoritative specialist text covering various defamation situations occurring in context of the Malaysian and Singapore's landscape.
Publisher: LexisNexis
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RM 300.00
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ISBN/ISSN: 9789674005863
Publisher: LexisNexis

Product description

The Tort of Defamation is an authoritative specialist text covering various defamation situations occurring in context of the Malaysian and Singapore's landscape. The book examines the dual importance of the right of freedom of speech and expression on one hand, and the right to personal privacy.

Key Features

• Opinions, comments and points of views against safeguarding reputations, character and conduct of person(s), case laws from various jurisdictions are referred to

• Each area of the law on defamation is explained, there is a clear demarcation between defamation action, sedition and other laws that also prevent harmful text or speech

• Discussions on new arrears such as Defamation - the meaning under the Penal Code and Criminal Defamation, types of remedies and damages available in defamation cases and etc.

• The chapters are laid out in a systematic and deliberate manner building and explaining the principles that are involved

• Provides all the key areas and general principles of defamation and is an essential reading for both practitioners and academics

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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
Malicious Falsehoods
Defenses as Provided Under the Defamation Act 1957

Part Three: Remedies
Remedies
Injunctions
Costs in the Matter

Part Four: Quantum
Common Principles
Principles Applied in Malaysia and Singapore
Rules of Computation
Other Compensatory Approaches
List of Cases

Part Five: Postscript – Trespass of Reputation
Legislative Review
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?