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Zunar: I will be charged under the Sedition Act on Friday

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Zunar says he will be charged under the Sedition Act this Friday.

My lawyer has just informed me that the police had served a notice to charge me to court under the Sedition Act over my tweet posting dated 10 February 2015 on the Anwar Ibrahim ruling.

The charge is due on Friday, 3 April 2015 at 9.00am at the Kuala Lumpur High Court in Jalan Duta.

The charge is under Section 4(1) C of the Sedition Act with carries a maximum penalty of three years in jail, a RM5,000 fine, or both.

Previously, I was arrested and detained for three days for the same case. During the detention, the police also opened up separate investigations on my cartoon books, “Pirate of Carry BN” and “Conspiracy to Imprison Anwar”. I am sure this prosecution is about “vendetta against cartoons” (see the background).

Nevertheless, I have been advised by my lawyer not to comment about the case in detail.

The use of the Sedition Act comes as no surprise for me as in a corrupt regime, the truth is seditious. Najib’s
regime is mentally corrupted and morally bankrupt.

I would like to reiterate that the use of Sedition Act will not silence me. I will keep exposing the corruption and wrong-doings of the BN government.

The “fight Through cartoons” will carry on. I will keep drawing until the last drop of my ink.

I am represented by Latheefa Koya.

Zunar is an award-winning Malaysian political cartoonist.

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