VANCOUVER, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY) and (FSE: D7Q1) "Monument" or the "Company" today is pleased to announce that in a decision released Thursday, November 29, 2012 the Supreme Court of British Columbia found that a series of letters written by the defendant law firm Balendran Chong & Bodi, a Malaysian law firm, on behalf of their clients Sim Tze Chui and Kenneth John Baker were defamatory of Monument Mining.
The defendants had alleged in a series of letters written to various advisors and directors of Monument that Monument was not the rightful owner of the Selinsing Gold Mine; Ms. Sim was the rightful owner of the gold mine and that Monument had failed to make proper disclosure of the potential cloud over its title to the gold mine. Mr Justice Goepel held that such statements, amongst others, were defamatory of Monument, reflected negatively on Monument's honesty and competency and that the "allegation is not true."
In the written decision, however, the court found that liability for the libel was not established because the letters were written to certain of Monument's advisors and were protected by the defenses of absolute and qualified privilege. Monument is studying the court's ruling on the latter aspect of the case and reserves a right for appeal.
Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V:MMY) (FSE:D7Q1) is an established Canadian gold producer that owns and operates the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia, with production cash costs among the lowest in the world. Its experienced management team is committed to growth and is advancing several exploration and development projects in Malaysia, including the feasibility stage, Mengapur Polymetalic Project. The Company employs 260 people in Malaysia and is committed to the highest standards of environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities.
Robert F. Baldock, President and CEO
Monument Mining Limited
Suite 910- 688 West Hastings Street
Vancouver B.C. Canada V6B 1P1
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SOURCE: Monument Mining Limited
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