High Court clarifies malice in defamation

29 Jun 2018

In the recent decision of Gao Shuchao v Tan Kok Quan and others [2018] SGHC 115, the Singapore High Court found that the Appellant was entitled to rely on the defence of qualified privilege as the defence was not defeated by malice. This decision addresses the scope of the defence of qualified privilege, in particular, the issue of malice.

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