An Indian cuisine restaurant in Kota Kinabalu is suing Sibu-born blogger Poh Hua Bin (Sixthseal) and Google for defamation according to a news report.
Jothy’s Fish Head Curry restaurant director Tharumaraj Sivaperumal filed a RM6mil civil suit at the Kota Kinabalu High Court here Monday, naming blogger Poh Huai Bin as first defendant and California-based Google Inc as second defendant, The Star reported.
The restaurant owner is seeking a court order to remove unfavorable review of the restaurant by Poh at his blog – Sixthseal.com (current inaccessible) and also it listing on search engine Google.
Jothy’s, represented by counsel Marcel Jude Joseph, is seeking exemplary or punitive damages to deter them from making similar statements in future and an order to restrain Poh from defaming the restaurant on the Internet.
Poh had not responded to the suit – probably the first of it kind in the country yet.