Malaysian court to hear damages for The Edge over suspension order on Oct 13

The court had on Sept 21 quashed the Home Ministry's decision to suspend the two publications published by the company - The Edge Financial daily and The Edge Financial weekly.
The court had on Sept 21 quashed the Home Ministry's decision to suspend the two publications published by the company - The Edge Financial daily and The Edge Financial weekly. PHOTO: MALAY MAIL

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's High Court has set Oct 13 to hear the assessment of damages for The Edge's judicial review over the lifting of the suspension order for its two publications.

The court in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (Sept 29) also fixed the same day to decide on the stay application by the Home Ministry against the court's ruling.

The court had on Sept 21 quashed the Home Ministry's decision to suspend the two publications published by the company - The Edge Financial daily and The Edge Financial weekly.

It also ordered the Home Ministry to pay RM15,000 (S$5,000) in costs to the company.

The Ministry had suspended the publishing permit for three months from July 27.

The financial publication said in a statement that it had received a letter from the Ministry due to its reporting on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The letter stated that the two publications' reporting of 1MDB were "prejudicial or likely to be prejudicial to public order, security or likely to alarm public opinion or is likely to be prejudicial to public and national interest", according to The Edge.