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 vs. the police and Malaysian government

Statement from Malaysia political cartoonist, Zunar. Zunar vs the police and the Malaysian government (Unlawful Detention under The Sedition Act): An appeal at the Appellate Court on the 18th June 2013 The Appellate Court has set 18th of June to hear my appeal on the decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s ruling regarding detention […]

SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 25 – fD Exhibition Fundraiser – FRAGILE STATES

freeDimensional in partnership with the Brian Morris Gallery invites you to attend a group exhibition launch and fundraiser, Fragile States, on April 25, from 6-9PM. Fragile States is an exploration of the physical and psychological experiences of persecution and forced displacement. The artists featured in the exhibition share a common experience of having to leave […]

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 […]


STATEMENT: I would like to refer to the ruling made by the Election Commission of Malaysia which bans the use of cartoons in the campaigns for the up-coming General Election. (General election’s date in Malaysia can only be decided by the Prime Minister, but must be called before the current term ends in March 2013). […]

VI. Festival Against Censorship honors fD stakeholder ZUNAR with the 2011 “Courage to Fight Censorship” award

  BILBAO, Spain. November 10, 2011 –  ZUNAR a.k.a. Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, who has been drawing  editorial cartoons for the past 20 years in Malaysia, was awarded the “Courage To Fight Censorship” Award at the VI. Festival Against Censorship. ZUNAR uses his drawing pen as a weapon to fight state  corruption and abuse of power. […]

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