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COMMENT | Readers’ role in investigative journalism

COMMENT | The high-handed response by politicians and corporate leaders to critical news reports is becoming increasingly common. The criminal defamation charge against The Edge is the latest case.

The Edge said in a statement: “We are baffled as to why the police and the deputy public prosecutor’s (DPP) office of Kuala Lumpur are pressing criminal defamation charges against us for informing investors about stock market manipulation.

“If the complainant, who is a private businessperson, feels that we have defamed him, the police and DPP should ask him to file a civil suit against us instead of using public resources.”

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