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Thursday, March 27, 2008
UUM and VC wins libel case
It was reported recently that UUM and its VC has been awarded RM7 million for a libel case taken out against prominent blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin and the editors of Suara Keadilan. Apparently, RPK accused Tan Sri Dr Nordin Kardi, the VC of UUM, of being a plagiarist. Hopefully, no one will take out a lawsuit against myself or Tony over some of our posts! I'm fairly confident that we have not libeled anyone, other than some people associated with dubious institutions which award dubious degrees.
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I wouldn’t be too worried if I was RPK. The judge made a fundamental mistake in her judgment. It is textbook law that for a judgment in default of a cause of action like defamation, you can only enter a judgment for damages to be assessed. You cannot enter a fixed sum in damages for judgment in default of appearance for a cause of action like defamation.
Any rookie first year lawyer knows that. It just goes to show how low the standard of the judiciary is. Priscilla Gengadaran should resign and go back to law school.
Contempt of court! Becareful...
It's not contempt of court since Toru is not speaking inside the court right?
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