Abdul Karim Bin Ayob v Kumpulan Karangkraf Sdn Bhd & Ors [2000] 1 MLJ 243

It is an accepted fact that in an action for defamation the assessment of general damages does not depend on any legal precept. However, in assessing damages the court will consider:

In addition, there must also be consideration given to the mental distress, hurt, anxiety and distress caused to the plaintiff as a result of the publication.

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