Zunar remanded for a day
GEORGE TOWN: The magistrate’s court here granted police a oneday remand for political cartonist Zunar, detained for allegedly insulting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak.
Police had requested for a four-day remand but it was declined by senior assistant registrar Mohd Harith Mohd Razlan.
Zunar, whose real name is Zulkifli S.M. Anwarul Haque, was detained under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948.
His counsel Ramkarpal Singh said Zunar has been cooperating with police and is expected to be released after his statement has been recorded.
Zunar leaving the magistrate’s court in George Town yesterday after his remand hearing.