26 Jan '11, 11am

Google, blogger sued by fish head curry restaurant

KOTA KINABALU (Malaysia) - A POPULAR Indian cuisine restaurant in Kota Kinabalu that is recommended by travel guide Lonely Planet, is suing a blogger and Google for defamation. Jothy's Fish Head Curry restaurant director Tharumaraj Sivaperumal filed a RM6 million (S$2.52 million) civil suit at the Kota Kinabalu High Court on Monday, naming blogger Poh Huai Bin as first defendant and California-based Google Inc as second defendant. The suit is arising from some allegedly defamatory statements about Jothy's Fish Head Curry restaurant posted in May last year by Poh, originally from Sibu in Sarawak and now residing in Kuala Lumpur. Jothy's, represented by counsel Marcel Jude Joseph, is seeking exemplary or punitive damages to deter them from making similar statements in future and an order to restrain Poh from defaming the restaurant on the Internet. Jothy's is also seeking an...

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