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Federal Court rules that government can sue individuals for defamation

PUTRAJAYA: In a landmark decision, the Federal Court has ruled that federal and state governments can sue individuals for defamation.

Despite DBKL's discount offer, motorists still owe it RM4mil in summonses

MOTORIST still owe a staggering RM4mil in outstanding summonses to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) as of Sept 25.

No class action for unhappy Uber drivers: US appeals court

Uber Technologies Inc won a legal victory on Sept 25 as a federal appeals court said drivers seeking to be classified as employees rather than independent contractors must arbitrate their claims individually, and not pursue class-action lawsuits.

In the Sept 25 decision, Circuit Judge Richard Clifton said arbitration was necessary in light of the Epic ruling, as well a 9th Circuit ruling from 2016 in another case against Uber. — Reuters

Tahfiz gets closure order

KUALA LUMPUR: The tahfiz (Islam religious school) in Kepong where at least nine students were allegedly sodomised by the principal has been ordered closed by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad.

Dr M: Different level of corruption needs different kind of sentence

LONDON: Corrupt people must be punished but in Malaysia, the situation has not reached a stage where the corrupt should be sentenced to life imprisonment, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Taking a breather: Dr Mahathir and wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali sharing a light moment with OCIS director Dr Farhan Nizami (left) and Fellow of OCIS Islamic Studies Datuk Dr Muhammad Afifi Al-Akiti (right) after delivering the keynote lecture at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. — Bernama

Chemist faces the death row

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A 46-year-old chemist who is among three suspects detained two weeks ago following a RM72.5mil drug bust has been charged in court.

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MACC report lodged over vote-buying by pol-sec

PUTRAJAYA: A PKR Youth coordinator has lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) alleging that a political secretary to the Works Minister has been abusing his position to gain the support of local party leaders in Pahang.

Rafizi told to enter defence in defamation case

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has been ordered by a magistrate’s court here to enter his defence on a charge of publishing a libellous statement against Tabung Haji two years ago.

Cops zeroing in on lethal alcoholic suppliers, wholesalers

SHAH ALAM: The police are zeroing in on suppliers and wholesalers responsible for selling alcoholic beverages which caused methanol poisoning that has claimed at least 33 lives.

Cops: Shooting club closed for not following rules

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Shooting Association clubhouse in Subang was temporarily sealed as the management failed to adhere to the stringent rules and regulations, police said.

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