Open letter from the cartoonist Zunar (Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque)
I will be charged under The Sedition Act on Friday, 3 April, 2015. My lawyer had just informed me that the police had served a notice to charge me to court under The Sedition Act over my tweet posting dated 10th of February 2015 on Anwar Ibrahim ruling.
The charge carries the maximum penalty of three years in jail, a RM5,000 fine [$1,365 US], or both. Previously I was arrested and detained for three days for the same case. During the detention, the police also opened up separate investigation on my cartoon books, Pirate of Carry BN and Conspiracy to Imprison Anwar. I am sure this prosecution is about “vendetta against cartoons.”
The use of Sedition Act came as no surprise for me as in a corrupt regime, the truth is seditious.
I would like to reiterate that the use of Sedition Act will not silence me. I will keep exposing the corruptions and wrong-doings of the BN government. The “Fight Through cartoons” will carry on with more fire.
I will keep drawing until the last drop of my ink. — Zunar [Complete letter and Story]