He was charged with nine counts under the Sedition Act (1948) on April 3, 2015 over tweets and faced the grim prospect of 43 years in prison. Thrown into the lockup five times, banned from travel overseas in 2016, and harassed and intimidated by both the authorities and political hoodlums under the guise of NGOs.
In his hard-hitting cartoons, he played on the hot-button issues of the day – the US$1bil Scorpene submarine scandal and the C4 murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu (interpreter in the Scorpene deal); the GST and the rising cost of living of the rakyat jelata; injustices and blatant, rampant corruption of the BN government; the perceived conspiracy against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the Reformasi movement;
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