"It looks like the police want to keep him for a few days. I don't why but they seem to be really making fools of themselves," PKR strategic director Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle.
Zunar was arrested on Friday afternoon under Section 4 (1) of the Sedition Act, just hours to go before the launch of his third book CARTOON-O-PHOBIA.
Even so, the launch was a major success and former Perak Mentri Besar Nizar Jamaluddin was given thunderous applause when he officiated the event held at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.
A team from the Brickfields station led by ASP Arikrishna Apparau had raided Zunar's office and seized 66 copies of the book. They also took away a poster depicting Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor.
"Only in Malaysia, they said Anwar Ibrahim punched himself, Teoh Beng Hock strangled himself, DPM is powerless, cartoonist arrested for drawing," Subang Jaya assemblywoman Hannah Yeoh said on Twitter.
CARTOON-O-PHOBIA will be sold at RM25. It can be purchased online via Gerakbudaya and Cartoon Kafe. Meanwhile, here are some of the cartoons that got Zunar locked up.
[Source: Malaysia Chronicle]