First, a book launch last night without the author, cartoonist Zunar, who was arrested. Now a remand hearing without his lawyers.
Zunar’s lawyer Latheefa Koya lamented that the remand hearing this morning at the Sepang Magistrate’s Court was held despite the magistrate having been informed that the lawyers were on their way to the court, according to Malaysiakini. She later tweeted: “io informed Fadiah will only take stmt frm zunar after bringing him around 2 “crimescenes” etc -too funnylah! when no one disputing d comic.” He is expected to be taken to the Malaysiakini office early this evening.
Zunar has been remanded for one day, even as Malaysians continue to express shock and outrage over the popular cartoonist’s detention: “Free Zunar now!”