Another hearing in Kuala Lumpur

Monday, January 29, 2007 at 0:48 | Posted in Bloggers' rights, Blogosphere, censorship, Freedom of speech, internet, Legal, malaysia | Leave a comment

To update my post about two bloggers being sued in Malaysia, I am noting that Ahirudin Attan is to appear in court in Kuala Lumpur for a second time today. Prior to the first hearing on 25th January, the defence filed a motion to dismiss the case. On suggestion of both parties, the court then decided to set a date of 22nd February to hear the dismissal motion and the injunction application.

As lawyers representing the New Straits Times and other plaintiffs also raised the issue of comments in the blog allegedly being prejudiced about the court case, the court is going to have a separate hearing today to obtain arguments on that point. Comments in the disputed blog are closed at this moment.

The court is scheduled to hear the case against Jeff Ooi tomorrow.

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