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PUTRAJAYA: The families of death-in-custody victims now have fewer rights when it comes to claiming damages following a majority Federal Court ruling Monday.
PUTRAJAYA: The landmark award of RM300,000 in exemplary damages to the family of A. Kugan, who died in police custody seven years ago, was wrong as it goes against the Civil Law Act, a Federal Court heard.
PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has asked counsel for A Kugan, who died in police custody, for more information as to whether the distress suffered by his mother could entitle her to exemplary damages in her claim of misfeasance of public office.
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The family of lorry driver P. Chandran will receive a sum of RM357,500 in damages over his death in police custody in 2012 after his medical needs were not attended to.
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has awarded another half a million in exemplary damages to The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd in addition to a RM11.2mil compensatory damages for loss of revenue due to the three-month suspension of its two publications by the Home Ministry in 2015.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd was awarded another half a million ringgit in exemplary damages, in addition to RM11.2mil in compensatory damages for loss of revenue, due to the three-month suspension of its two publications by the Home Ministry in 2015.
In an unprecedented move, the High Court awarded RM2.5mil in damages to an ex-ISA detainee for having been unlawfully arrested, detained and beaten up while in police custody in 1998.