Zunar released under police bail

Malaysian cartoonist Zulkiflee Anawar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, has been released under police bail.

He was freed from the Sepang police station several hours after police obtained a one-day remand extension order Saturday.

Sepang police chief Supt Zahedi Ayub confirmed the 6.30pm release.

The remand extension was earlier granted by the Sepang magistrate’s court to keep Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anawar Ulhaque, in custody for further questioning.

Selangor police chief DCP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said nobody else from Malaysiakini was questioned, refuting claims by the news portal’s co-founder and editor-in-chief Steven Gan that he was queried by the police.

On Friday, the police raided Zunar’s office in Brickfields and seized 66 copies of Cartoon-o-phobia, a collection of political cartoons published by Kinibook, the publishing arm of Malaysiakini, as well as a caricature of Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor.