This press statement comes directly from the horse’s mouth:Zunar Kartunis:

1. I condemn the action by the police and officers from the Home Ministry who confiscated my book, “1 Funny Malaysia” from bookstores in Penang, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Kuala Lumpur recently. According to news report, the raids were carried out under Section 18 of Printing Press and Publications Act.

2. For the record, the book was in market since November last year, and most of my work in the book had been published on Malaysiakini.

3. This is my second book to be confiscated in recent months. August last year, my office in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur was raided by eight officers from the Home Ministry and 408 copies of the inaugural issue of my cartoon magazine, Gedung Kartun (Cartoon Store) were seized.

4. On the next day, the Home Ministry officers raided the factory that printed Gedung Kartun magazine and seized 18 printing plates of the magazine.

The statement:

1. What is the similarity between these two publications?

Both touched Altantuya Issue. The front cover of Gedung Kartun shows a drawing of the Prime Minister holding the Mongolia flag, the country which Altantuya was from; where as front cover of “1 Funny Malaysia” shows the Prime Minister riding a sub-marine which was re-named KD Altantuya, after the Mongolian.

2. This high profile murder case is the most talked-about issue in Malaysia. Even though two low ranking officers were convicted by court, public opinion still presumes the involvement of a high ranking politician.

3. As a cartoonist, it is my duty to highlight current issues in my cartoons that are in line of people’s aspiration. It has been my cartooning philosophy to tell the truth and give correct information through my work.

4. Is it wrong to be telling the truth or opinion through cartoons? Does this mean that the Altantuya issue is forbidden in Malaysia? Is there anything to hide?

5. Based on these circumstances, I firmly believe that the action is purely politically motivated. I am sure there will be no action taken if the content is siding with the ruling party.

6. It is also a total violation of press freedom, freedom of expression and the principles of democracy.

7. I hereby condemn the action by the Home Ministry and the police, and urge them to return the confiscated copies.

8. As a cartoonist, I will not stop exposing the wrongdoings of the authority. In fact I have just released a new cartoon book called “Sumpah di Bumi Komisen” which highlighted the same issues albeit in a different light.

Zunar

(Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque)
Political cartoonist, Editor
zunar49@gmail.com

46 responses »

  1. Ho Ho Ho says:

    😆😆😆💡➡ Evils will sure protects their Master👿 in this❓ forbidden issue😆😳🙄

  2. davis says:

    How is this country to progress when books and publications are banned and seized at the whims of the authorities?

  3. alrawa says:

    Polis kartun?

  4. wandererAUS says:

    Altantuya name tiada boleh said HM.
    Altantuya’s Ghost can! Mongolian C4 powerless…

  5. apalagi says:

    Bala confirms it: Nasir Safar among last to see Altantuya alive
    Wed, Feb 10, 2010

    http://freemalaysiatoday.com/english/?p=10610

  6. apalagi says:

    Mr. Karpal proceeds to teach the Judge how to send a show-cause letter to Utusan Malaysia…

    jonsonchong: Whoa! Najib’s name comes up in the context of him being the leader of Umno, which owns Utusan Malaysia.
    http://twitter.com/search?q=%23fitnah2

  7. davis says:

    With the seizure of the cartoon book “1 Funny Malaysia” what are the chances that the book “Malaysian Maverick” will be available here in Malaysia? Understand that it is available in Singapore at $50.00

  8. 4RAKYAT says:

    jangan lupa buat kartun
    kerismudin,
    albar botak (isa for one’s own safety),
    istana toyol,
    disneyland toyol etc…

    tq sir!

    4RAKYAT

  9. k1 says:

    i fully support your book. look at what had happened to perak. najis knows it is hard to buy RAKYATS, so he buys the rojak to become the ROJAK of all rojaks. Because here in bolehland, our rojaks are just rojaks!!! Have they done or contribute anything to the society? ada kah????

  10. justme says:

    I guess Bolehland’s every sacred institutions is on course on the road of no return. Her status has sunk to such lows that makes Zimbabwe proud. What is interesting, news of infighting or racial tension, political vendettas against opposition, personal vengeance among party stalwarts, in the opposition as well as the ruling party, plus what more shameful acts of trying to copyright mere words . Bolehland stood proud in this world,having words or names banned, for wearing coloured shirts, for holding candles, etc.
    Maybe the KGB could learn some lessons Bolehland.

  11. wits0 says:

    Every institutions has been defiled. Special thanks to the MSM!

  12. Menyalak-er says:

    Hmm… stuck again.
    If they can ban the Bible in bahasa, surely they can ban Kartuns.

  13. Ho Ho Ho says:

    Menyalak-er :Hmm… stuck again.If they can ban the Bible in bahasa, surely they can ban Kartuns.

    💡 Mr Menyalak-er➡ if those jibby fler never do👿 things for sure nothings will be BANNED or BANG BANG right❓ 😆 see no evil 😆 do no evil 😆 talk no evil😆 hear no evil
    Ai ya yayaya only evil intentions peoples la that will cause all this unnecessary problems❗🙄😆
    Ho Ho Ho

  14. davis says:

    To enjoy and appreciate satire, one has to be cultured and educated. Too bad, most of the UMNOputras do not belong to that class.

  15. Ho Ho Ho says:

    Ho😆 Ho😆 Ho😆
    💡 POSITIVE THINKING💡
    💡 DAP😆 D = Deeds😆 A = Affection😆 P = Prosperity

    Always doing going ‘deeds’ with warm ‘affections’ in hope of ‘PROSPERITY’😆
    💡 PAS😆 P = Peace😆 A = Acheivement😆 S = Superior

    As always in ‘PEACE’ and ‘superior’ ‘acheivement’ in mind.
    💡 PKR😆 P = Perserverence😆 K = Key😆 R = Resolute

    As having the ‘key’ in its ‘PERSERVERENCE’ to the PRM’s resolutions.
    💡 If just to give consideration to the bold words only➡ DAP,PAS & PKR would bringthe 3Ps➡ that is ‘PROSPERITY’ , ‘PEACE’ , and ‘PERSERVERENCE’ in Malaysia’s well being in the coming future or next 13th GE. Thank you & Cheers😉

    By: Mr Sam ( distance Fren )
    Ho😆 Ho😆 Ho😆

  16. Fairness says:

    Huhu the looney is such a scaredy cat.
    Now she’s talking cartoons.
    Good. Keep it up.
    That’s your intelligence level.

  17. Menyalak-er says:

    The mark of a true Be-ing, is the ability to laugh at one-self.
    We must be prejudiced, especially to ourselves.

  18. wits0 says:

    Menyalak-er :
    The mark of a true Be-ing, is the ability to laugh at one-self.
    We must be prejudiced, especially to ourselves.

    Not from the likes of Kerismuddin and his umnoputraism – the “us and ’em” coconut shell tribalism freely enriched further by Ayrab style cultural hubris.

  19. rebena says:

    yes.. Thanks Ho Ho Ho’s fact on our PR.

    I wish U all, Monty, wits0, Ho Ho Ho and many frens a Happy Chinese New Year and public holiday and safely drive on the roads.

    well, the judges were easily show favourtism to z and sekutu.
    Perak ppl will check and see for the 13 GE

  20. Pegasus says:

    umno is too tense up..just too much to cover up..that a cartoon book that is supposed to make us laugh at ourselves in Bolehland is look upon as an evil propaganda by the ruthless regime..too much exposure is unhealthy for the ruling party…!!!

  21. Pegasus says:

    Perak rakyat will wait for the 13th GE ..for their judgment to be deliver next…

  22. Pegasus says:

    Susan is talking cartoon as the Bn regime seem to be running scared out of their wits .seizing cartoon books..Indeed Fairness, our bn regime level of intelligence is certainly amazing..and with supporters like you..its certainly 1Malaysia..!!!

  23. wits0 says:

    “..its certainly 1Malaysia..!!!”

    FarceMalaysia and FarceFairness!!!

  24. Ho Ho Ho says:

    ❓ Bned scared of cartoons❓
    Scooby coooobyyy doooo here I come➡😆😀😡🙄😛😮😥😳👿:mrgreen:😐😯🙂😉 8)
    Ho Ho Ho they are running scared of CARTOONS❗❓
    👿 ro$mama lose Unisel chancellor post❓❗🙄
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/124119
    💡❓ Altantuya’s abduction : Nasir Safar was there❗❓
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/124143

    Ho😆 Ho😆 Ho😆

  25. Ho Ho Ho says:

    wits0 :“..its certainly 1Malaysia..!!!”
    FarceMalaysia and FarceFairness!!!

    👿➡ farce shim like sai=SHIT fool=idiot🙄

  26. Menyalak-er says:

    We only have to talk Kartuns, Pegasus, but it seems even this is taboo to them.
    The only locus standi that kerismoodin has, is that his genetics got warped.
    While Fairness the ct is talking about ‘fear’, i wonder why it feels the need to comment.

  27. Ho Ho Ho says:

    💡 Rebena😆 We have many many many Bro & Sis from Sabah & Sarawak working very hard together for support too now❗😆😉🙄😆😀😆
    Ho Ho Ho

  28. wits0 says:

    “..i wonder why it feels the need to comment.”

    The compulsiveness of primal hubris is quite blind. Better it stays at Rocky’s joint, at his coattail.

  29. jubal says:

    Rocky`s latest job is as sai-full guard…….he wants a share in it

  30. justme says:

    Rocky’s just trying to get 1 million hits for saifool, soonest possible.

  31. justme says:

    Rocky gave him the first “HIT”

  32. wits0 says:

    The full of Sai thing:
    http://fwd4.me/F7b

  33. wits0 says:

    Zunar does cartoon.
    “Senyum Kambing” does sp*ttoon.

  34. tukartiub says:

    SENYUM PAGI RABU
    KAH KAH KAH – DARI PORT DICKSON KE MONGGORI – KAH KAH KAH
    MASA KETAWA JANGAN TERKENTUT

  35. I'm Malaysian says:

    Shame on them and the Malaysia judiciary
    1 Malaysia funny judiciary and Police

  36. I'm Malaysian says:

    When this Najis snake is lethal,poisonous and can kill ..then the rest of it’s species shall follow..

  37. Menyalak-er says:

    While we’re on najis, perhaps you guys realize that is not so ‘peachy’ at bumno and that the handlers are ‘mooing’ away…

  38. Menyalak-er says:

    Imagine a battle for the hearts and asses of rent-seeking “slaves”.
    Meanwhile keep your toes crossed, and PR manages to hang tough.

  39. Menyalak-er says:

    Btw, why are we talking about coprolites (fossilized shit which are rocks)? Are they important?

  40. same2 says:

    “Are they important?”..

    In about 3 years time, when they are dragged to Court so the hangings can begin.

  41. wits0 says:

    Perfect Food for Cartoons!

    “KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (AFP) – Malaysia’s first submarine, a European-made Scorpene delivered last September, has developed problems that make it unfit for diving, the defence minister said Thursday….”

    http://www.mysinchew.com/node/35190?tid=

  42. Menyalak-er says:

    Hahaha, an unsubmersible s submarine… imagine. Just like Protongs power windows – neither up/down. Definitely got to fix this tub with the J-85 GE engines from the F-5E’s for ventilating purposes.

    RMN got warranty or not? Or is it null and void ‘cuz of ghosts roaming within the ‘conning’ tower.

  43. wits0 says:

    Unresurface-able sub may follow, for more media impact.

  44. tembolok says:

    JAM 11.35

    Diluar KARTUNIS ZUNAR macam nak rak
    melayan orang ramai yang mengelilingi
    meja tempat dia menjual komik !
    http://tukartiub.blogspot.com/

  45. wits0 says:

    “Closed Doors” in his ‘grandmother’s house’ excuse racism.

    (The Malaysian Insider) – Umno executive secretary, Datuk Abdul Rauf Yusoh, has vehemently denied a Malaysian student’s allegation that he made racist remarks at an Umno Club function in London a few days ago…
    http://fwd4.me/FKt

  46. Ho Ho Ho says:

    Ho🙄 Ho🙄 Ho🙄➡ Life is very hard for them under this ditactor👿😥
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/124306

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