(ENG & BM) Amnesty International
Eng: Cartoonist Zunar has been chosen by Amnesty International as the first Malaysian for their biggest annual international campaign, ‘Write for Rights (#W4R) 2015′. Please visit the page and watch the video to sign petition to Prime Minister of Malaysia to drop charges against Zunar.
BM: Zunar adalah satu2nya rakyat Malaysia yang dipilih untuk kempen “Write for Rights 2015” oleh Amnesty International dan dia adalah antara 10 individu dari seluruh dunia yang dipilih. Sila kunjungi page ini dan tonton video untuk sign petisyen untuk desak kerajaan Najib bebaskan Zunar.
Write For Rights page on amnesty.org: https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/write-for-rights/
Malaysia: Tweeting is not a crime – drop the charges against Zunar
Political cartoonist Zunar faces a long prison sentence after posting tweets condemning the jailing of an opposition leader in Malaysia.
Zulkiflee Anwar “Zunar” Ulhaque faces a lengthy jail sentence after taking to Twitter to condemn the jailing of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Zunar is well known for his satirical attacks on government corruption and electoral fraud. He now faces nine charges under the Sedition Act, a draconian, outdated law from 1948 dredged up to grant the government sweeping powers to arrest and lock up its critics.
It’s not the first time Zunar has fallen foul of the Malaysian authorities. Since 2009, when his offices were first raided by police, he has been intimidated, arrested and imprisoned. They also confiscated and banned his books, and threatened to close down his printers.
Zunar is not the only one. In the first six months of 2015, more than 40 journalists, academics, political activists and lawyers were interrogated, arrested or charged under the Sedition Act. The space for dissent and debate in Malaysia is disappearing fast.
ZULKIFLEE ANWAR HAQUE, better known as ZUNAR to Malaysians, is a cartoonist who has been drawing editorial cartoons for the past 20 years in Malaysia.