Court to hear Lynas injunction on June 27

KUALA LUMPUR: An injunction application by Lynas to stop the operator of news portal Free Malaysia Today from publishing defamatory articles on the rare earth mining company and its Malaysian refining facility will be heard on June 27.

High Court judge Justice Dr Prasad Sandosham Abraham fixed the date after meeting the lawyers of the respective parties in chambers yesterday.

Lynas Corporation of Australia and Lynas Malaysia had, on April 20, filed a suit against FMT operator MToday News Sdn Bhd over an article posted on its website on March 6.

Lynas is seeking general damages and aggravated damages, costs and an injunction restraining the defendant from further publishing any defamatory article on Lynas.

The court was scheduled to hear the inter parte injunction application yesterday but adjourned the hearing after Lynas said it needed time to file its affidavit-in-reply to MToday, the news portal's lawyer Rueben Mathiavaranam told reporters.

MToday had served the affidavit to the plaintiff on Monday, he added.

"They need to reply. They asked for time," said Rueben, adding that the judge allowed time for Lynas to reply to the affidavit.

Resource: The Star, Page: 19
Date:Wednesday, 13 June 2012

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