Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque or better known as Zunar, is a popular political cartoonist in Malaysia. He has been vocal in attacking the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government through his drawings, particularly on the 1MDB scandal.
In 2015, Zunar was sentenced to 43 years in prison for criticising the then government in a series of Twitter posts and was subsequently charged under the Sedition Act 1948.
In the past quarter (4 July – 4 September 2019), the political cartoonist appeared to be more active on Twitter in the morning (7am to 10am) compared to the night (6pm to 9pm). He made over 100 tweets during the breakfast period as opposed to less than 50 tweets made during dinner time.
Besides, his favourite time to tweet was between 8am to 9am. He made about 40 tweets within that period in the past quarter. On rare occasions, Zunar tweeted during the wee hours from 3am to 6am.
For the feedback, Zunar received a higher number of retweets and mentions during the day as opposed to the night. He gained high traction from 8am to 5pm, receiving more than 100 retweets & mentions every hour.
Despite not being that active in tweeting during the afternoon, the artist still received a high number of feedbacks during the afternoon, especially from 2pm to 4pm.
Additionally, in the past quarter, the cartoonist was frequently mentioned with E.S Shankar, the author of Murdered in Malaysia: The Altantuya Story. Apart from the 1MDB scandal, the murder of the Mongolian translator has also been frequently linked with former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Nevertheless, charges against Zunar, including the 43-year imprisonment, was dropped after Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the government after GE-14.
The activist also released a new book earlier this year, titled ‘Fight Through Cartoons: My Story of Harassment, Intimidation & Jail’. It narrates the challenges faced by the political cartoonist in Malaysia from 2009 to 2018.