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On 19.02.2021, the Federal Court, by a majority of 6-1, found news portal Malaysiakini liable for contempt of court over comments made by its readers and fined the company RM500,000.
20 FEBRUARY 2021 (The New York Times)
A panel of judges found the online outlet, Malaysiakini, guilty of contempt of court for the comments about Malaysia’s judiciary.Like many online news outlets, the Malaysian news site Malaysiakini allows readers to post comments at the bottom of articles. That proved expensive on Friday, when a Malaysian court ruled that the news site was legally responsible for reader comments deemed insulting to the judiciary.
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