LIARS, LIARS, PANTS ON FIRE: DEFAMATION LAW AND DEFENCES

LIARS, LIARS, PANTS ON FIRE: DEFAMATION LAW AND DEFENCES

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The High Court has fixed 5th – 9th March 2018 to hear Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s defamation lawsuit against DAP’s MP Tony Pua, for uttering libellous remarks about 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). So, what exactly is defamation, libel and slander?

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Chan Zi Xin

Chan Zi Xin is currently pursuing a Master in Medical Law (LLM) in the University of Liverpool as a Hodgson scholar. Having had her own articles published in Brickfields Law Review and Liverpool’s Law Bulletin, Zi Xin also led the operation of the University of Liverpool’s Law Review as the Deputy Editor In Chief (2016-17). Besides, Zi Xin currently volunteers with Healthwatch Liverpool as a social worker, where she acts as an advocate to help monitor and influence the provision of health and social care services in Liverpool. Zi Xin is also an avid squash player where she played for the university team and coached junior players.

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