Defamation Law: A Primer
Auhtor: Salleh Buang
Defamation Law: A Primer is a simple text covering various defamation situations occurring in the context of the Malaysian landscape. It is written specifically for a “reader” searching for a basic introductory book on the law of defamation as contained in statutes and expounded in leading court cases in Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and other common law jurisdictions. Case law from the United States has also been considered.
- Written in simple language for an easy understanding of the legal provisions governing the law of defamation.
- Considers defamation on the Internet and in social media and examines the delicate balance to be struck between the right freedom of speech and expression and the right to personal privacy.
- Surveys major case law from Malaysia, the United Kingdom and Singapore, cases from other Commonwealth jurisdictions and the United States are referred to where relevant.
- Appendices present extracts from the Malaysian Defamation Act 1957 (Act 286) and the UK Defamation Act 2013.