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Press Statement for GTLF Zunar Solidarity Watch

27 November 2016 George Town, Penang The George Town Literary Festival is delighted and relieved that prominent Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar has been released. His arrest under the Sedition Act during the festival was an outrageous assault on freedom of expression and a gross human rights abuse. The George Town Literary Festival has always supported […]

George Town Literary Festival Condemns the Arrest of Zunar

Immediate Press Statement George Town, Penang: The George Town Literary Festival learned with deep regret of the arrest of Zunar, the renowned political cartoonist who is a participant in this year’s festival. Zunar was detained under the Sedition Act this afternoon. ‘The Festival condemns this act of repression which is contrary to the spirit of […]

George Town Literary Festival 2016 Opening Ceremony: A celebration of words, culture and heritage at Malaysia’s largest literary festival

George Town Literary Festival 2016 Opening Ceremony: A celebration of words, culture and heritage at Malaysia’s largest literary festival George Town, Penang: The highly-anticipated George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) 2016 launched to a beautiful start with a fitting opening ceremony to set the tone for the festivities ahead. Bernice Chauly, Festival Director said, “This festival […]

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