Apex court hears arguments if 'facilitating' readers' comments amount to contempt

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Contempt proceedings against Malaysiakini at the Federal Court today saw prosecutors and the defence arguing at length on whether the news organisation had an intent to commit contempt by facilitating readers' comments.

Senior federal counsel S Narkunavathy, who appeared on behalf of Attorney-General Idrus Harun, told the court that the news portal and its editor-in-chief Steven Gan had facilitated commenters by providing the platform and thus presumed to have published the comment...

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