Zunar should diversify subject matter, opines veteran cartoonist

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A veteran Malaysian cartoonist believes Zunar should “spread out” his subject matter while an academic thinks the political cartoonist’s cartoons are more “provoking” than they are critical.

Zunar, whose real name is Zukiflee Anwar Ul-Haque, is a Malaysian political cartoonist known internationally for his cartoons critiquing allegedly corrupt figures and systems in Malaysia. Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor feature regularly in his work. Some of his books have been banned and he currently faces nine sedition charges as well as a travel ban.

“Zunar is a very good cartoonist, the only trouble is he should not only focus on certain characters, he should at least spread it out,” said Reggie Lee at a panel discussion with local and international cartoonists last night...

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