Clair Rewcastle, 2 others to challenge defamation charges

Description

16 January, Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle Brown, along with publisher Chong Ton Sin and printer Vinlin Press Sdn Bhd, has filed a suit at the Federal Court seeking to overturn a Court of Appeal ruling that held them liable for defamation against Terengganu’s Sultanah Nur Zahirah.
The trio has filed legal questions to obtain leave from the Federal Court, challenging the previous ruling that ordered them to pay RM300,000 in damages and RM120,000 in costs to the Sultanah over a statement in Rewcastle Brown's book related to the 1MDB scandal.

Information
Number of attacked persons or entities related to media
3
Do they work as freelance or media?
No
Position in media
Status of journalists
Gender
Female
Age
Country
Kuala Terengganu
Full name or name of group
Identified
The name of perpetrator (individual/group)
Royalty of terengganu
Gender
Attack mention about gender background/sexual wording?
No
Date of incident
Type of incident
Criminal lawsuit/charge: Defamation