Public interest outweighs sub judice, court rules

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  • Friday, 20 May 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The law of contempt cannot be used to curtail public discussion on matters of public importance and interest although the matter may already be the subject of a court action, ruled a High Court here.

In dismissing an application by Umno Youth vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun, High Court judge Justice S. Nantha Balan said there was no prima facie case for contempt of court.

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