Zunar has been asked to report at the Dang Wangi Police Station on 20 November at 3.00pm for investigation under Section 4 (1) (c) of the Sedition Act.
The clause refers to anyone who “prints, publishes, sells, offers for sale, distributes or reproduces any seditious publication”.
When contacted, Zunar said he believes the investigation centres on either of two cartoon books – Pirates of the Carry-BN or Komplot Penjarakan Anwar (Conspiracy to Imprison Anwar) – as these publications were recently seized from his assistants.
On 9 October, the Court of Appeal had lifted the ban on 1 Funny Malaysia and Perak Darul Kartun.
Zunar said the judges had gone through his book almost page by page with the prosecutor and found that they were just satire.
But four of his other books – Gedung Kartun, Isu Dalam Kartun Vol 1, Isu Dalam Kartun Vol 2 and Isu Dalam Kartun Vol 3 – remain officially banned.
Another book, ‘Cartoon-O-Phobia’, is being investigated under the Sedition Act.
Najib should fulfil his pledge to repeal the Sedition Act.