Sunday, April 19, 2015

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar defiant 'to the last 




drop of my ink'




Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar faces a possible 43 years in prison for sedition, but the defiant artist said that the looming threat won't stop his hard-hitting caricatures lampooning the ruling establishment. -- PHOTO: AFP
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar faces a possible 43 years in prison for sedition, but the defiant artist said that the looming threat won't stop his hard-hitting caricatures lampooning the ruling establishment.

"You can chain my hands, you can chain my legs, you can chain my neck or my body. But I will keep drawing," said Zunar, 52, holding a cartoon showing himself shackled yet still working with a pen clenched in his teeth.
"I will keep drawing until the last drop of my ink," he added during an interview at his Kuala Lumpur office.
Malaysia's best-known political cartoonist, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, has become a symbol of a widening government drive to throttle its critics that has seen dozens of people hit with sedition investigations over the past year.

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