Stephanie Sta Maria | March 20, 2012
From : Free Malaysia Today
Reference : http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/03/20/zunar-does-it-again-with-1-moolaysia/
The popular cartoonist's fifth book depicts the humour in the NFC scandal, Scorpene, racism and corruption.
’1 MOOLAYSIA’ is Zunar’s fifth book and like its predecessors, it too views Malaysia through a satirical lens.
Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, said in a press statement that the book’s title was based on the National Feedlot Center (NFC) scandal.
The book features a collection of his political cartoons that have appeared in (online news portal) Malaysiakini between July 2011 to March this year and in (international cartoon website) Cartoonmovement.com as well as a smattering of fresh pieces.
“The cartoons mainly touch on issues that fail to be highlighted by local political cartoonists such as the prime minister (Najib Tun Razak) and his shop-a-holic wife (Rosmah Mansor), the conspiracy against (opposition leader) Anwar Ibrahim, Scorpene, racism, corruption and Malaysian politics in general,” Zunar said.
He admittted however that continuous government pressure had made it difficult for him to find willing printers and vendors to openly sell his book.
“Some printers and vendors were told that they would lose their operating licences if they continued printing or selling my books,” he said.
Zunar previous publications were “Even My Pen Has A Stand” (2011), “Cartoon-O-Phobia (2010), “1 Funny Malaysia” (2009) and “Cartoons on Tun…” (2005).
His second book was banned on the grounds that its contents were “detrimental to public order” while the third was investigated under the Sedition Act.