27 Jan '11, 2am

Wow, blogger sued for defamation case by curry fish head restaurant.

KOTA KINABALU - THE director of a fish head curry restaurant which is recommended by Lonely Planet is suing a blogger and Google for defamation. Jothys Sdn Bhd director Tharumaraj Sivaperumal filed a RM6 million (S$2.5 million) civil suit at the Kota Kinabalu High Court, naming blogger Poh Huai Bin as the first defendant and California-based Google Inc as the second defendant. The suit filed on Monday is over allegedly defamatory statements made about Jothys Fish Head Curry Restaurant here which was posted in May last year by Poh, who is originally from Sibu, Sarawak and now resides in Kuala Lumpur. The company, which is represented by counsel Marcel Jude Joseph, is seeking exemplary or punitive damages and an order to restrain Poh from defaming the restaurant on the Internet. The company is also seeking an order from the court to remove the offending articles from Google ...

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