The Edge fails to obtain stay order on suspension

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KUALA LUMPUR - The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd failed to get a stay on the Home Ministry's three-month suspension of its two publications from the High Court here.

High Court Judge Datuk Asmabi Mohamad made the decision in chambers Friday.

Senior Federal Counsel Alice Like Yee Ching, who appeared for the Home Minister, said the applications were dismissed on the ground that publisher failed to show special circumstances to earn the stay.

She also highlighted that The Edge would not suffer irreparable harm if the stay was not granted.

On July 23, The Home Ministry, suspended the printing permit of The Edge and TheEdge Financial Daily for three months.

In a letter sent to the senior managing editor of the company, Ahmad Azam Mohd Aris, the Ministry said the articles on 1MDB were detrimental to public order, security and national interest.

It also said that failure to comply with the suspension order would result in the revocation of the publishing permits of the publications.