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    Malaysian Cartoonist Charged With Sedition for Criticizing Judiciary

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    A political cartoonist was charged with nine counts of sedition for criticizing Malaysia's judicial system over the jailing of an opposition leader in a series of tweets, posted in February.

    The lawyer for Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, called the charges excessive, saying nine counts was a record for a single appearance in court.

    Zunar could spend more than 40 years in prison if found guilty.

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