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Zunar vs Malaysian police and the Malaysian goverment: An appeal at the Appellate Court

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Zunar To Fight Through Cartoon

Zunar vs Malaysian police and the Malaysian goverment: An appeal at the Appellate Court will be on the 13th March 2013, 9 am

On the 13th March 2013 at 9 am, the Appellate Court will hear my appeal regarding the decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court’s ruling regarding detention of me under the Sedition Act in 2010.

In his ruling on July last year, the Kuala Lumpur High Court Judge Justice Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera rules that the detention was lawful, even though in the other part of the judgment the court had instructed the police to return all my books and drawing and pay the damages.

On the 24th September 2010, I was arrested and jailed for two days over the publishing of my then new comic book, Cartoon-O-Phobia. I was investigated under the Sedition Act, which carries the maximum of three-year jail if found guilty.

The detention was made several hours prior to the launching of the comic book.

I then filed a suit to challenge the Malaysian government on the grounds that the arrest was made in bad faith, mala fide, and not according to the law. This is based on the fact that when the arrest was made, the books were not available in the market yet.

In my suit, I claimed general, aggravated and exemplary damages, losses from an art collage and the 66 books confiscated during the raid, and loss of earnings from the inability to sell books.

I am represented by N Surendran. Latheefa Koya and Fadiah Nadwa Fikri.

Zunar
Political cartoonist
12 march 2013

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Zunar To Fight Through Cartoon
Mahkamah Rayuan akan mendengar kes saman saya terhadap kerajaan Malaysia/polis kerana tangkapan tidak sah di bawah Akta Hasutan, 13 Mac ini, jam 9 pagi

Mahkamah Rayuan menetapkan 13 Mac ini, jam 9 pagi untuk mendengar rayuan saya berhubung keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur mengenai penangkapan saya di bawah Akta Hasutan pada September 2010.

Julai tahun lepas, Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera memutuskan bahawa penahanan tersebut adalah sah.

Saya mengemukakan saman terhadap polis dan kerajaan kerana ‘tangkapan berniat jahat’ yang dibuat beberapa jam sebelum pelancaran buku terbaru saya ketika itu, Cartoon-O-Phobia” pada September 2010.

Dalam kejadian itu, saya turut ditahan di bawah Akta Hasutan dan 66 naskah buku tersebut serta sebuah lukisan kartun dirampas.

Dalam saman tersebut, saya menuntut gantirugi, perintah supaya buku-buku yang dirampas dikembalikan kepadanya dan perintah supaya lukisan kartun dikembalikan.                                               
Saya diwakili pegaum N Surendran, Latheefa Koya  dan Fadiah Nadwa Fikri.

Zunar
Kartunis Politik
12 Mac 2013

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