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Malaysian government 'creating a culture of fear', says Human Rights Watch

The Malaysian government has gone on a binge of prosecutions of critics and is using broad and vaguely worded laws to criminalise peaceful expression, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says in a new report released today (Tuesday). 1,660 more words


Malaysian cartoonist Zunar faces nine sedition charges

The Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, better known as Zunar, has been released on bail after being charged with nine counts of sedition for allegedly insulting the judiciary in tweets about the jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for sodomy. 1,641 more words


Zunar arrested again over satirical Najib image

Cartoonist Zunar was arrested again today, half an hour after he had been charged and posted bail of RM2,500 each on nine sedition charges.

He faces a maximum of five years’ jail on each charge if found guilty. 187 more words


Zunar to face 9 sedition charges, needs bail money

Cartoonist needs to raise about RM45,000

UPDATE: Bail was set at RM2,500 on each charge, or a total of RM22,500, on Friday. Zunar posted the bail, but was arrested again on another charge. 309 more words