KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The High Court here has today agreed to award an additional RM500,000 in exemplary damages — in addition to its deputy registrar's earlier decision to award RM11.26 million in general damages for loss of revenue — to The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd over the three-month suspension of its publications in July to September 2015.

"There [are] exceptional circumstances for the court to grant exemplary damages sought as the publication has been a victim of reckless and unconstitutional act of the respondent [Home Ministry in ordering the suspension].

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