Friday, June 24, 2011


Cartoonists Rights Network International announces its annual award winner for 2011

This year's Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning will be presented on July 7, 2011 at the annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists taking place in St. Petersburg, Florida. The venue will be the Hilton Bayfront Hotel.

This year's winner is Malaysian cartoonist "Zunar". Zunar has become famous for his biting and amusing cartoons putting a harsh spotlight on the powerful political leaders in Malaysia. He has not hesitated as well, from poking fun at their families, especially those who are using their connections to empower and enrich themselves.

The regime in Malaysia have seized a number of his cartoons compilations and in fact arrested him last year and held him for two days in jail. When he asked his jailers, if they had read his cartoon books he received a negative answer. He asked the judge if he had read his cartoon books? The judge too said, “ No.” Soon he was released from jail. When no one could identify exactly who brought the charges against him in June of 2011, Zunar brought a civil suit against the government for false imprisonment.

Zunar and his wife will travel to St. Petersburg where they will accept his award. They will also spend a few days in Washington, DC making the rounds with the media. While in the Washington area they will be hosted by Robert Russell, the director of CRN and CRN Deputy Director Drew Rougier-Chapman will see to all of their logistical appointments.


Anonymous said...

IN: Zunar
OUT: Lat

IN: Bersih 2.0
OUT: Perkasa

Anonymous said...

OMG, he was jailed and no one could identify exactly who bought the charges against him? The justice system in bolehland is doggone! The accountability of the law enforcement unit concerned is zilch!

new fart said...

Good for ya, Zunar! Keep it up!

pinsysu said...

congratulations! Zunar you have done us Malaysians extremely proud!

wandererAus said...

Congratulations!...a "prophet" of truth is not recognized in his own country...sad, very sad.

johnnie lim said...

way to go Zunar. we are proud of you. why does our people always being appreciated by those outside our country? It's ashamed our leaders do not appreciated good talents when they see one.

Din Teksi said...

Congrats Bro Zunar!

Bro, ko contoh bagi semua, Melayu tak memerlukan Perkasa bagi membuat nama untuk diri sendiri secara halal!

Zunar Boleh! Sayang Malaysia Tak Boleh!

donplaypuks said...

Great! Met him again at BUM event a week ago at SCAH. Great and very brave guy.

He's standing up to all the harassment from Kerismudin and KDN.

Long Live Zunar!

we are all of 1 Race, the HUman Race


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Anonymous said...

Congrats, brother. Your pen is certainly mightier than BN keris. And keep them coming, your cartoons of course!


Anonymous said...

Dear Uncle Zorro

The cartoon is mightier than the sword

The cartoon is mightier than
1Malaysia propaganda


Phua Kai Lit

bruno said...

First congrats to Lunar.You always brighten up Malaysians days every morning even no matter how much GOM pissed them off the night before.

But first I have a favor to ask from you.Can you please draw in advance a cartoon of Rosmah with a bunch of SB officers waiting for you and your beautiful wife at the international arrival gate at KLIA welcoming you lovely couple back.Just in case and a premptive measure.Thanks.Have a safe and wonderful trip.

J. D. Lovrenciear said...

Dumb Malaysians. It takes an international body to recognize a great talent while Malaysians incacerate and ostracise their own countrymen for such ingenious talent in their own backyard.

Yet those very Malaysians will shout from the corridors of power "Think Local, go glocal".

To Zunar, syabas. By the way wonder if the MSM will celebrate your success. Who cares if they do not anyway.

Khun Pana aka johanssm said...

This is the 4th. good news we had for this year so far.
Other than Hannah yeoh safely delivered her newborn , the extraordinary solidarity of anti Lynas folks in Kuantan and Pakatan Rakyat won more seats in Sarawak.

Anonymous said...

Apalah Malaysia???? What is this BolehLand thinking about or which head is thinking?

Here you out him behind bars and there he is honored. BN/UMNO, you are a sick pathetic joke !!!!!

Zami said...

Zunar lebih hebat dari Gila-Gila!