A major shareholder in Tom.com is suing a Chinese-language newspaper for unspecified damages over an article that allegedly contained defamatory remarks. Chau Hoi-shuen, described in the High Court writ as a 'well-known businesswoman' in information technology, is also seeking an injunction to stop Sing Tao Daily Newspapers Publishing Ltd from publishing the article further. The newspaper's editor, Siu Sai-wo, the editor of the finance section, Poon Fung-lin, and its printer, Premier Printing Group Ltd, are named as defendants in the writ. Ms Chau is the owner of Cranwood Company and has a 24.7 per cent shareholding in Tom.com - Li Ka-shing's media flagship which has been listed on the Growth Enterprise Market since March, 2000. The writ says the article, which was published on September 25 in Sing Tao Daily, wrongly named Ms Chau as the chairwoman of Tom.com. It also claimed the article - which reported on a Cranwood business transaction - was 'calculated to disparage the plaintiff in her character and business reputation'. 'The plaintiff has been gravely damaged in her personal reputation, business reputation and character, and has suffered considerable distress and embarrassment,' the writ says. It says the defendants had refused to apologise for the defamatory statements, despite a letter sent by Ms Chau's solicitors on September 26.