A courageous Malaysian cartoonist, Zulkifee Sm Anwar Ulhaque, who draws using the name Zumar, faces a possible 43 years in prison for sedition.
His offense was to charge that Malaysia’s judiciary is controlled by the government, and that Malaysia is ruled not by Prime Minister Najib Razak, but his wife Rusmah Mansur.
He is in Britain for an exhibition of his cartoons, but he will return to Malaysia to face charges. That takes a lot of guts.
Hat tip for these links to my expatriate e-mail pen pal Jack.
Zunar: Cartoonist arrives in Britain as he faces 43 years in Malaysian prison for ‘sedition’ by Ian Burrell for The Independent.
Malaysian cartoonist faces 43 years in prison by Index on Censorship.