Beleaguered but defiant, Zunar emailed supporters this morning with news that a court date has been set for his challenge to the legality of Malaysia’s sedition act: 24th January 2017
If successful he will avoid facing prosecution for the nine counts of sedition the government are currently charging against him.
Zunar remains under a travel ban. As we reported last month and many times over in the past, the Malaysian government is determined to disrupt if not terminate the career of this internationally respected cartoonist, whose primary subject is the corruption he contends exists in the administration of Prime Minister Najib Razak and the suppression of democratic freedoms in Malaysia. Like many in the country’s capital he was wearing yellow for last weekend’s “Bersih5” peaceful protests.
We wish Zunar and his lawyers every success early next year and sincerely hope this will put an end to his years of strife.