Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ZUNAR'S DILEMMA

SUN-TUESDAY- JULY 27 2010
Malaysiakini and cartoonist Zunar's publishing Company filed seperate applications yesterday for Judicial Review against against a Goverment decision to ban Zunar's political cartoon books 1 Funny Malaysia and Perak Darul Cartoon.

According to the applications, the order to ban the books was made without giving any grounds, except for describing the books as being "prejudicial to public order"

The applicants contented that " It cannot by any stretch of the imagination be considered to pose any threat whatsoever at all to public order within the meaning of Section 7 of the Printing Presses aand Publication Act  1984 ( Act 301)

The applicants claimed that the order and the consequential ban were in direct contravention to the right of freedom of expression and the rights of  Malaysians to receive information and expression of opinion  about political affairs from a free media. 

[ His real name is Zulkiflee S.M. Anwarul Haque]

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