Sarawak Report editor jailed two years for defaming Terengganu Sultanah


PETALING JAYA: Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown has been sentenced to two years' jail for defaming Terengganu Sultanah Nur Zahirah.

Magistrate Nik Mohd Tarmizie Nik Mohd Shukri passed down the sentence on Rewcastle-Brown on Wednesday (Feb 7) at the Kuala Terengganu Magistrates' Court, Harian Metro reported.

Rewcastle-Brown did not attend the hearing.

She was charged with criminal defamation under Section 500 of the Penal Code over claims in her book "The Sarawak Report – The Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose".

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