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Malaysia - Prime Minister threatens legal action against Malaysiakini news site

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Prime Minister Najib Razak, leader of the ruling United Malay National Organization, threatened on 15 May to sue the Malaysiakini news site over publication of user comments. The comments concerned the party's involvement in a political crisis in the state of Terengganu. Razak alleged that the comments could be categorized as defamatory and seditious, thereby damaging his image and that of his party. In a letter to Malysiakini, the law firm of Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak demanded an (...)

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