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Malaysia - Court's ruling on cartoonist's suit sets disturbing precedent for media freedom

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is disappointed by the Kuala Lumpur High Court's ruling today in the civil suit that Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, the political cartoonist better known as Zunar, brought against the Malaysian authorities. The suit accused them of acting illegally and causing him material losses in September 2010 by arresting him and confiscating copies of the book of cartoons he was about to publish. Judge Vazeer Alam Mydin ruled that the authorities acted unlawfully by confiscating and (...)

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