Police and Home Ministry officials have confiscated Zunar’s new book ‘1Funny Malaysia’ from bookshops in Penang and Malacca.
Thirteen copies of the popular political cartoonist’s book were confiscated this evening from the Popular Book Store in Air Keroh, Malacca. A further 27 copies of ‘Where is Justice?’, edited by Nathaniel Tan, were carted away as well.
The latest seizure comes on the back of similar action in Penang three weeks ago. On 7 January, officials bundled away 30 copies of ‘1Funny Malaysia’ and four copies of ‘Where is Justice?’ from the Popular Book Store in Gurney Plaza.
‘Where is Justice?’ is a book about custodial deaths and police brutality. Both books are published by Kini Books.
This is the second Zunar publication to be confiscated in recent months. Copies of his inaugural periodical, Gedung Kartun, were seized six months ago.