Category : Malaysia

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar cleared of sedition charges

alt informationAfter a legal battle active since 3 April 2015, Zunar’s nine sedition charges were dropped on Monday 30 July 2018

Cartoonist Zunar holding Malaysia’s government accountable on free expression

alt informationNine banned books. Nine charges of sedition carrying the maximum penalty of 43 years imprisonment. Countless attacks, raids and arrests. These were the consequences of Malaysian cartoonist Zunar’s cartoons and tweets decrying government scandals.

Censorship gone viral: The cross-fertilisation of repression

alt informationCensorship has cross-fertilised and gone viral infecting both democracies and their authoritarian counterparts.  

David Kaye: The other travel ban

alt informationGovernments are imposing travel bans to deny the spread of information about the state of repression and corruption in their home countries.

#IndexAwards2017: Fahmi Reza’s art is a weapon against corruption

alt informationThe Malaysian artist’s depiction of the country’s prime minister as an evil clown saw him face possible jail time.

Global heroes battling censorship announced in Index Freedom of Expression Awards shortlist

alt informationSixteen courageous individuals and organisations who fight for freedom of expression in every part of the world

Malaysia: Cartoonist arrested for second time in three weeks

alt informationMalaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, aka Zunar, was arrested on Saturday 17 December during a fund-raising event to recoup losses related to the seizure of 20 of his artworks.

Malaysia: Cartoonist Zunar arrested on charges of sedition

alt informationMalaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, aka Zunar, was arrested on 26 November under the Sedition Act for his cartoons which are deemed insulting to the country's prime minister Najib Razak.

Malaysia: Cartoonist Zunar attacked by “pro-government thugs”

alt informationZulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, a Malaysian political cartoonist, continues to face harassment from the government and its supporters due to his work.

Malaysia imposes travel ban on award-winning cartoonist

alt informationAward-winning Malaysian cartoonist Zunar, who faces up to 43 years imprisonment for tweeting his cartoons criticising his country’s leaders reported on 17 October that he has had a travel ban imposed blocking him from travelling outside the country.

Zunar wins Cartooning for Peace Prize: “Talent is not a gift but a responsibility”

alt informationMalaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, aka Zunar, has won the 2016 Cartooning for Peace Prize. The award was presented at a ceremony at the Palais Eynard in Geneva

Malaysia: Drop charges against Lena Hendry

alt informationLena Hendry has been prosecuted for her involvement in a private screening of a documentary during a human rights event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2013