Defamation: When a drama is just a drama 

June, 2022 - Kirin Shanti Mogan, Denise Choo

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends,


Fiction relies on creative and stylistic choices to entertain. Are there restrictions to creative licence when creativity meets real life?


The High Court recently had to decide on a whether a claim, asserting defamation arising from a fictional drama, could be sustained or ought to be disposed of summarily.


The Court struck out the defamation claim; a decision that is welcomed in light of the thriving entertainment industry in Malaysia.


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Should you have any enquiries on the case or on defamation matters more generally, you may direct them to Ms Shanti Mogan at [email protected] or Ms Denise Choo at [email protected].



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