Penang Exco questioned by police over Zunar exhibition


GEORGE TOWN: State executive councillor Abdul Malik Abul Kassim was questioned by police in his office here today for allegedly allowing controversial political cartoonist Zunar to hold his exhibition at Komtar last Friday.

At 6.15pm, two policemen arrived at Malik’s office to record his statement on the matter.

Malik, who is state islamic affairs, domestic trade and consumer affairs committee chairman, was accompanied by his lawyer, Cheah Kah Peng.

Cheah, when met, said his client would give full cooperation to the police investigation.

“We also hope that police will investigate the group that had caused havoc at the exhibition last Friday,” he told reporters after the questioning.

On Saturday, Zunar was remanded for 24 hours by police to assist the investigation into his caricature exhibition which was disrupted by a group of local Umno Youth members led by its chief, Rafizal Abdul Rahim.

According to Rafizal, the cartoons by Zunar had insulted Prime Minister Najib Razak and police seized all the cartoons that were exhibited at Komtar for investigation.