Zunar released on police bail


  • Nation
  • Friday, 13 Feb 2015

PETALING JAYA: Political cartoonist Zunar, who is being investigated over alleged seditious remarks against the judiciary, was released on bail Friday morning.

His lawyer, Melissa Sasidaran, confirmed this when contacted by The Star Online.

"He was released on police bail around 10.40am this morning.

"The police will complete their investigations. We are not sure if he will be charged," she said.

Meanwhile, City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad also confirmed that Zunar was released on police bail on Friday. 

Following the Federal Court's decision to uphold opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy conviction on Tuesday, Zunar tweeted; "these lackeys in black are proud in sentencing (Anwar). There must have been attractive rewards given by their political masters".

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar spotted the tweet and responded by ordering the Police Cyber Investigation Response Centre (PCIRC) to "track and investigate" him.

Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaque, was later arrested at his home and taken to the Dang Wangi police station.

He is being investigated under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948.

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