Landmark #14: The Press
K. Shanmuga, Lawyer
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Lawyer K. Shanmuga looks at how two recent court rulings affect media freedom in Malaysia. The first one - Pahang Menteri Besar vs. Utusan Melayu - prohibits public officials from suing reporters for defamation, and the other - a Federal Court decision - allows journalists to protect sources by keeping their identities confidential.
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