Publisher ordered to pay RM250,000 damages to Guan Eng and businessman

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GEORGE TOWN: The now-defunct online news publisher FZ Sdn Bhd and its managing editor Terence Fernandez have been ordered by a High Court here to pay RM150,000 and RM100,000 in general damages to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businessman Tan Sri Tan Kok Ping respectively over a defamatory article on Jan 3, 2014.

FZ and the writer of the article, Fernandez, were also ordered to pay an additional RM35,000 in legal costs to Lim and Tan.

This was in regards to an article titled ‘MACC rubbishes report of probe on Penang CM’s Mercedes’ which claimed to be based on a statement by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

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