Cops raid cartoonist's office

Cops raid cartoonist's office
Satirical cartoonist Zunar

KUALA LUMPUR - Police raided the office of satirical cartoonist Zunar and seized 149 co­pies of his books.

City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad said his officers arrived at Zunar's office at 10.30am yesterday to take his statement.

But, Zunar was not in as he was away in London.

"He was not around. So, we seized some of his books for investigation. The case is being probed under the Sedition Act," he said when contacted yesterday.

An online portal reported that Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar Alhaque, had tweeted: "Police in my office, looking for me. But I am currently in London. So they are ta­­king all my books."

The portal also reported that one of his earlier tweets dated Jan 26 said he was due to speak at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Zunar tweeted that police seized copies of two of his books titled Pirates of Carry-BN and Conspiracy to Imprison Anwar.

In another tweet, the cartoonist criticised the police actions, saying: "Kalau kartun dirasa fitnah, silakan orang yg terasa itu kemuka saman sivil. Tiada masalah. Saya bantah guna undang2 jenayah spt Akta Hasutan (If the cartoons are slanderous, those who feel aggrieved should file a civil suit. No problem. I am against the use of criminal laws like the Sedition Act)."

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