The Edge fights suspension order

The Edge fights suspension order

KUALA LUMPUR - The Edge Media Group is challenging the Home Ministry's decision to suspend the publishing permit of its financial publications for three months.

It filed an application for leave to initiate a judicial review proceeding.

The ministry's suspension order against The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily was to be effective yesterday.

The application for leave was filed at the High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) registry through law firm Raja, Darryl & Loh Advocates and Solicitors yesterday.

The media group, in a brief statement, said it had requested that the application be heard on an urgent basis.

"We are unable to provide a copy of the affidavit of our application until the case is heard," said the statement.

The financial publication in a statement last Friday said it had received a letter from the ministry over its reporting on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

It said the letter from the ministry sta-ted that the two publications' reporting of 1MDB were "prejudicial or likely to be prejudicial to public order, security or likely to alarm public opinion or is likely to be prejudicial to public and national interest".

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