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Malaysia - Prime minister sues online newspaper over readers' comments

Reporters without borders
Prime Minister Najib Razak filed a libel suit yesterday against the online newspaper Malaysiakini over comments critical of him and his party that readers posted on its website. His lawyers had threatened to sue in a letter to the newspaper on 15 May. “We regret that the prime minister has opted for legal action instead of using his right of reply,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “This libel action is disastrous for freedom of information in (...)

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