Political satirist arrested again for criticising the Malaysian government



A popular Malaysian cartoonist has once again been arrested for sedition, prompted by his political drawings that satirise prime minister Najib Razak.

Cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as “Zunar”, was arrested on Saturday in Penang, where he was speaking at the George Town Literary Festival. 

Event organisers and human rights groups have condemned the arrest.

Police said he will be investigated under the country’s Sedition Act, and also under a law that prohibits humiliating a person with intention, local papers reported. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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