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Top Malaysian Court Finds No Justification for Ban on Zunar Books

November 13, 2015
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Top Malaysian Court Finds No Justification for Ban on Zunar Books

Malaysia’s highest court this week upheld a lower court’s lifting of a ban on two cartoon books by Zunar, Perak Darul Kartun and 1 Funny Malaysia. The five-judge panel of the Federal Court ruled that the Home Ministry had shown “insufficient evidence of public disorder” caused by the cartoons, and ordered the government to return…

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Human Rights Watch Report Skewers Malaysia’s “Culture of Fear”

October 29, 2015
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Human Rights Watch Report Skewers Malaysia’s “Culture of Fear”

A searing new 143-page report from Human Rights Watch is shining a spotlight on the Malaysian government’s selective use of vague laws to suppress speech it doesn’t like — notably from cartoonist Zunar, who next week faces trial on nine counts of sedition that could net him up to 43 years in prison. HRW hopes…

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Malaysian Court Allows Government to Appeal Lifting of Zunar Ban

May 13, 2015
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Malaysian Court Allows Government to Appeal Lifting of Zunar Ban

Just over a week before Zunar’s trial on nine counts of sedition is slated to begin, a Malaysian court yesterday allowed the Ministry of Home Affairs to move forward with a separate effort to ban two of his cartoon books which have been unbanned only since October 2014. Last year’s decision by a three-judge Court…

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