Support from international organisations
1. Committee to Protect Journalists Malaysia intensifies harassment of award-winning cartoonist Bangkok, November 28, 2016―Malaysian authorities should drop all criminal charges against award-winning cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, popularly known as Zunar, and cease harassing him for his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today….
ATTACKED AND ARRESTED!
10th Sedition charge is on the way On 26 November 2016, I was arrested, detained and investigated under two laws: the Sedition Act and the Penal Code. The arrest was made a day after an attack on me and my exhibition by the pro-government thugs….
CARTOON-O-PHOBIA – 20 cartoons that scare the Malaysian government
These cartoons were exhibited in Penang, Malaysia on 25 November 2016, Zunar has been attacked by pro government thugs at the exhibition venue. On the following day, he was arrested by the police and locked up under the Sedition Act and The Penal Code. He…
“I WILL KEEP DRAWING UNTIL THE LAST DROP OF MY INK.” TALKING TO ZUNAR. PART II.
By: Charlotte Chin I had the pleasure to interview the Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, who is better known as Zunar. His cartoons are cynical, regime-critical and are dealing with several political issues such as corruption, cronyism or the glamorous life of Prime Minister Najib…
Zunar’s travel ban draws worldwide solidarity from International cartoonist organisations, NGOs
Below are the statements from the Cartoonist Rights Network International, The Cartooning For Peace Foundation, The Cartoon Movement, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Article 19 and Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Amnesty International and Wikipedia Foundation. 1. Amnesty International…
The story of cartoonist Zunar
Travel ban, book ban, detention, charged, office raided, printer raided, webmaster arrested ZUNAR Zunar (Zulkiflee Sm Anwar Ulhaque) is a political cartoonist from Malaysia. With slogan, “How Can I be Neutral, Even My Pen Has a Stand”, he exposes corruption and abuse of power committed…
Malaysia: Award-Winning Cartoonist Zunar Barred From Leaving Country
by JWF Staff on October 20, 2016 in Inspirational Heroes, Worldwide Violations Zunar’s cartoon about his travel ban Zunar, award winning political cartoonist and activist, was held by the immigration police on October 17, 2016, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. He had been told that he was barred from travelling, effective from June 24. The…
Travel Ban: Support from World’s cartoonist organisations, NGOs
World’s cartoonist organisations, NGOs have came forward to support Zunar and condemn the Malaysian goverment action to impose the traveling ban on him. Below are the statements from the Cartoonist Rights Network International, The Cartooning For Peace Faundation, The Cartoon Movement, Comic Book Legal Defense…
Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar Banned from Traveling
We have reported about Malaysian cartoonist Zunar on numerous occasions. Zunar’s cartoons are very critical of the Malaysian government, much to the dismay of government officias. He currently faces nine charges under the Sedition Act with the possibility of 43 years in jail. Today, he…
ZUNAR GROUNDED BY MALAYSIAN POLICE CHIEF
As widely reported following an update on his Twitter feed, CRNI’s 2011 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award winner Zulkiflee Anwar Haque – Zunar – was prevented from leaving Malaysia via Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday October 17th. He had intended to travel to Singapore to…
THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF JOURNALISTS (IFJ) CONDEM THE TRAVEL BAN OF A NOTABLE POLITICAL CARTOONIST IN MALAYSIA
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists Malaysia (NUJM), in condemning the travel ban of a notable political cartoonist in Malaysia. The IFJ demands that the ban be immediately lifted, and that freedom of movement is ensured for…
Statement from Zunar: I will challenge the travel ban
(ENGLISH AND BAHASA) I will challenge the travel ban Yesterday (17 Oct 2016 at 2pm), inbound to Singapore for a forum, I was stopped by the immigration officer at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. I was told by the officer that the instruction came from…
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