(CASE CHAT ON ONLINE DEFAMATION)
By Sonny Zulhuda
The online wall that you have on your Facebook or other social networking sites is not like a wall in your private bedroom where you can always at your own freedom stick things from your own photos to class schedules, to your favorite Football Club posters. Those things would remain as your “private’ enjoyment and view.
But things that you, or others, post on your social networking sites wall is not private. There are people who share such wall and are ready to read your posts every time you have something new.
So this is a rather common-sense thing; just be careful, mindful and.. don’t do fool!
Let me just share with you this incident:
“Retiree to pay RM100,000 over FB posts”
It was reported by the Star on October 1st, 2011, that a retiree from Penang has been ordered by a High Court here to pay a total of RM100,000 in damages and costs to a private automotive technology training centre where his son had studied over three defamatory postings on Facebook.