As expected, the Government appealed but…
13 October 2015
Court dismisses ministry’s application over suspension of The Edge newspapers
#theedge back in business: M’sian Home Ministry’s move to stop its publication rejected http://tdy.sg/1GaxQdM
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today dismissed an application by the Home Ministry to stay its decision to lift the suspension on two newspapers owned by The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd.
Judge Datuk Asmabi Mohamad made the decision in chambers.
Senior federal counsel Alice Loke Yee Ching told reporters Asmabi ruled that there was no special circumstances to grant the stay.
“The judge said the publisher must not be deprived of the fruit of their successful litigation. The Edge can continue printing. The judge said that there is no harm for both the newspapers to continue to be published,” she said.
Loke also said that the judge ordered the Home Minister and the ministry secretary-general to pay costs of RM4,000 to the publisher.
On Sept 21, the High Court quashed the order of the Home Ministry to suspend the The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily for three months from July 27, enabling the two publications to resume publication of the newspapers.
THE EDGE is suspended but returns as a digital replacement.
#808 #AtTheEdge #MediaFreedom: Central Market 11 am on 8 August 2015
Court sets aside suspension of The Edge daily, weekly
The High Court today revoked the home minister’s decision to suspend The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily for three months.
Judge Datuk Asmabi Mohamad in allowing the judicial review application said the respondent (minister) had breached Section 7 (1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984.
“The respondent did not comply with procedural fairness as he did not give particulars of suspension to the applicant,” she said.
The judge said the minister had taken irrelevant consideration to impose a blanket ban of three months.
The Home Ministry had suspended the publishing permit of The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily for three months from July 27. – September 21, 2015.
High Court quashes decision to suspend The Edge
#Breaking High Court quashes decision to suspend @theedgemarkets https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/312987
In a rare decision, the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today quashed the decision to suspend The Edge Financial Daily and The Edge Financial Weekly.
The decision was made today by Justice Asmabi Mohamad.
She also ordered the damages suffered by The Edge to be assessed, and ordered the Home Ministry to pay costs of RM15,000 to The Edge.
According to the lawyer for The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd, Raja Eileen Soraya Raja Aman, who together appeared with lead counsel Darryl Goon, the daily can start to publish tomorrow.
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