Cartoonist Zunar has lodged a police report against supporters of Umno and PAS for allegedly “stealing” his cartoons.
In a statement, Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee SM Anwarul Haque, said he knows who is behind this act and the groups they are operating in.
“Today, I filed a police report at the Brickfields Police District Headquarters regarding the stealing and forging of my cartoons.
“In the report, I named the individual with the digital name Fairosmohamme, as well as five admins of the WhatsApp group UmnoPas Jom Ranapkan PH as parties responsible for stealing and forging my cartoons.
“I am the sole holder of all rights to my cartoons. I have given details of their mobile numbers to the police. Hence, I want the police to investigate and take action against them,” he said in a statement.
He thanked all those who provided the information to him, which led him to go to the police.
“Besides that, I have also discussed with my lawyer the possibility of filing a civil suit against them for copyright infringement under the Malaysian Copyright Act 1987,” he added.