Update: Citizen News sued for defamation over story on Next Magazine purchase

Dec 13, 2017

by Doreen Weisenhaus with contributions by Rick Glofcheski and Yan Mei Ning (Expanded Second Edition, Hong Kong University Press 2014)

Dec 12, 2017 (Hong Kong Free Press) — Businessman Kenny Wee is suing online media outlet Citizen News for defamation over an article relating to his purchase of tabloid publication Next Magazine.

Wee filed an action with the court on Monday against the Citizen News company and its editor-in-chief Daisy Li over the article published on November 22.

In July, Wee sold off his free newspaper Metro Daily in anticipation of the Next Magazine acquisition. The purchase, however, was delayed and the transaction has still yet been completed. The article was bylined “Citizen News reporter.”….

Wee, the plaintiff, is requiring that the article be taken down from the news website and be permanently erased from the archives, as well as for compensation to be paid. The writ also states that the article should not be republished in any magazine or on other websites.

See full Hong Kong Free Press story here.