MALAYSIAN CARTOONIST ZUNAR ARRESTED FOR SEDITION

Malaysian police have arrested a cartoonist by the name of “Zunar” for sedition over a tweet that criticized the Malaysian judiciary over the Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial vedict

Malaysian Insider reporters quoted Zunar as saying, “Police are at my house now to arrest me. They say they will bring me to a magistrate tomorrow for remand.”

Zunar irked the Inspector General of Police with his tweet after Anwar’s verdict was read out, “The lackeys in black robes are proud of their sentences. The reward from political masters must be plenty.”

Earlier today, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had also directed the police cybercrime unit to investigate PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli over a Twitter post.

In succinct orders posted on his personal Twitter account, the IGP told the Police Cyber Investigation Response Centre (PCIRC) to add the Pandan MP to the list of people they will investigate for sedition. Khalid also instructed PCIRC to investigate Zunar and DAP MP Nga Kor Ming over tweets relating to the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold Anwar’s sodomy conviction.

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