646 million compensation for defamation on Facebook

646 million compensation for defamation on Facebook

Penang : Malaysia | Oct 01, 2011 at 10:42 AM PDT
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Malaysia Court has forced a man to compensate 100,000 ringgit($ 31,000, about 646 million U.S.) for defaming a center for trainingmechanics on Facebook, according to lawyers who today 1.10.

AFP quoted the lawyer K. His Paramanathan Leong Yook Kong, said in the state court concluded that Mr Leong Penang libeledcenter where his son studied in the three articles on Facebook last year.

Mr Leong, a 46-year-old retiree, has sent comments to imply thatthe center said on fraud and bribery after his son failed acertification exam repair and maintenance of vehicles.

Mr. Leong is a total of 100,000 ringgit to pay money damages and costs, according to Paramanathan. He is also not allowed to postdefamatory statements on the Facebook.

According to AFP, the capital of Malaysia is the passionate usersof social networking sites.

Earlier this year, a social activist of Malaysia has agreed to publishan apology on Twitter companies 100 times after the threat oflawsuits that accused it of treating him badly with a his pregnantyou are working for the company.

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Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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    A Malaysian court has ordered a man to pay 100,000 ringgit (US$31,000) for defaming a mechanics' training centre on Facebook, his lawyer said Saturday. The high court in the northern state of Penang said Leong Yook Kong defamed the centre, where his...



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