Malaysian Political Cartoonist Zunar Awarded By Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI)

As reported in Malaysikini today, Malaysian controversial political cartoonist Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, has been awarded by the US-based Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI).

Zunar has been chosen as this year’s recipient of its Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning at its annual gala event on July 7 in St Petersburg, Florida, USA.

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Malaysian Political Cartoonist Zunar Awarded

It is said that Zunar caught the CRNI’s attention after he and the news portal Malaysiakini filed law suits against the Home Ministry over the banning of two books on his works, 1Funny Malaysia and Perak Darul Kartun.

Zunar is the only true-blue Malaysian political cartoonist who has been satiring and “ketuking” (ctiticizing) the Kerajaaan (government) of the day.

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Zunar’s Book Cartoon-O-Phobia

Remember on 24th September last year, Zunar’s cartoon books were seized and he was arrested by the police, just hours before the launch of his new book “Cartoon-O-Phobia” at Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.

Zunar chose the title “Cartoon-o-phobia” to illustrate and reflect the fears of certain parties to cartoons. He said that he was thinking of registering the term ‘Cartoon-o-phobia’ as a new word

Cartooning in Malaysia is not just drawing about the adventure of misadventure pf fun innocent kampung boys or two botak (bald headed) kids running around saying “betul…betul…betul,,,”.
Betul tak?

Humor Quote: “It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.” – Oscar Wilde