Defamation law reform: The defence of fair comment


This Malaysian Bar webinar explores the defence of fair comment, a bedrock of free speech.

The discourse covers the following areas:

  • The importance of the defence of fair comment
  • An overview of the defence as it is applied in the Malaysian setting
  • What reforms we can introduce to the defence of fair comment


  • Rajan Navaratnam, barrister-at-law
  • Munita Kaur, partner at a law firm

Moderators: Saraswathy Shirke Deo and Muhammad Adam Abdullah

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Hakimi Abdul Jabar
26 Sep 2021 10.31am

Great point.

Mere examples here :

The world knows whose Police Bodyguards the 2 convicted killers were!

The world knows PETN & RDX aren’t available to mere civilians!