Zunar, Malaysia’s world famous political cartoonist, who won the “Cartoonist for Peace” Award and accepted the prize from former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan, the honorary president of the Cartooning for Peace Foundation, in Geneva, will launch his latest cartoon book, called “Twit-Twit, Cin Cin”, this Saturday in Kuala Lumpur.
“Twit Twit, Cin Cin” contains artwork, which portrays the connection between corruption and the increase in the people’s cost of living.
In a country called Kangkong Land, “Twit-Twit” is a symbol of the abuse of power, whereas “Cin Cin” symbolises the wastage of public funds.
The book contains 186 cartoons and its main focus is on the 1MDB scandal and RM2.6 billion ‘donation’ in private bank accounts.
Other characters featured in the book, are Sapuman, Donald Dedak, Mickey MAH, KTN (Ketua Twitter Negara), WCM and Spender Saiful; all of whom live . happily in a town called Putar Jaya.
The artworks in “Twit-Twit, Cin Cin” are Zunar’s political cartoons which have appeared on the internet and the social media in 2016 and 2017.
Special recognition is placed on the RM2.6 billion that went to the PM’s personal account, and therefore, the market price for this book is RM26.
When is the book launch? 2 p.m. on Saturday, 3 June 2017
Where? The Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, No. 1 Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur.
Reminder: On 17 December last year, whilst he was hosting another book launch, Zunar was arrested and over 1,300 of his cartoon books seized. To avoid a recurrence of this police action, only photostat copies of “Twit-Twit, Cin Cin” front covers will be sold at the launch. As soon as the event is over, Zunar will post the real book to the buyers. Zunar said that the police are welcome to seize as many photostat copies as they require, and said, “I have no problems with that.”
For online purchases, please click this link.