Malaysian cartoonist Zunar awarded the International Press Freedom Award

The personal slogan of Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, a Malaysian cartoonist who is better known by his penname “Zunar,” is: “How can I be neutral? Even my pen has a stand.” Zunar is best known for his provocative cartoons that lampoon issues of high-level abuse of government power and corruption. His portraits are published both in […]

Zunar in protest of draconian Malaysian printing act

Zunar’s Press Release, 2nd January 2013 My latest cartoon book,”Lawak & Lawan” to protest Malaysian draconian printing act My latest cartoon book, Lawak & Lawan (Fun & Fight) is produced to protest the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 (PPPA). Among cited in this Act under section, 11 (2) requires the name of the printer […]

Malaysian High Court rules against political cartoonist Zunar

A statement by Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar in response to the court ruling regarding his detention –  1 st August 2012 I am extremely disappointed with the Malaysian High Court’s ruling that my detention under the Sedition Act in September 2010 was according to the law. On the 24th of September 2010, I was arrested […]

Malaysia deports Saudi journalist accused of insulting prophet in a tweet

The Malaysian government has defended its deportation of a Saudi journalist accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a tweet Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein said the deportation to Saudi Arabia was legal and that Malaysia cannot be seen as a safe haven. Hamza Kashgari, 23, was sent back to Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Mr Kashgari’s […]

Sign up for our newsletter