Tag: defamation

  • Power of online petitions: Working collectively to inspire change

    I was asked by The Star to comment on legal matters concerning online petitions. I said- Fact or fiction? However, it’s important to verify the validity of a petition before supporting it, as not all petitions are based on facts. Foong Cheng Leong, Bar Council Information Technology and Cyber Laws Committee [former] deputy chairman, urges […]


    India wants to monitor, intercept and track WhatsApp messages in a bid to curb the spread of misinformation. As you can imagine, this has caused quite the furore but you might be interested to know that some good could also come from the move. Produced by: Sumitra Selvaraj Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek, Sumitra Selvaraj, […]

  • Bread & Kaya: 2018 Malaysia Cyber-Law And IT Cases – Cyber-Defamation

    By Foong Cheng Leong April 26, 2019 In cyber-defamation cases, the High Court has granted damages between RM50K to RM100K Court assumes that you have published something if it originates from your email, Facebook, etc IN THIS second, of a four-part series, I will talk about the rise of cyber-defamation. The number of cyber-related tort cases filed […]


    Realistic face swapping technology is giving rise to “deepfake”, a new kind of video that allows us to superimpose celebrities into compromising situations. Your browser does not support native audio, but you can download this MP3 to listen on your device.

  • When social media rants can land you in court

    I was featured in The Star Newspaper’s article entitled “When social media rants can land you in court” on 5 January 2018 on the issue of reviewing a business online. I said the following:- Meanwhile, Bar Council cyberlaw and information technology committee co-chairman Foong Cheng Leong told The Star that a person was free to […]


    Subsequent to my update on the Malaysian 2016 cyberlaw cases, I was interviewed by BFM Radio to talk about general laws applicable to social media in Malaysia on 13 April 2017. I also covered the rules applicable to your digital data after your death and how to manage them in preparation of your death. Who […]

  • Minimising the risks in blogging

    Published in The Star Newspaper on 8 January 2009. BLOGGING has become the new way of life of Malaysians. It is without doubt a new form of media where a large number of the public refer to these days in addition to the mainstream media. With this comes responsibility. It is settled that bloggers are […]