Human Rights in ASEAN Political Cartoon Exhibition Goes Live in July



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - An online digital exhibition showcasing political cartoons by Southeast Asian (ASEAN) cartoonists is set to be launched on July 1 until July 31. 

    The exhibition, dubbed as ‘Human Rights in ASEAN: The Cartoonist's Perspective’, is organized by Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar and NGO Hujjah Ehsan,. It will showcase the perspective of ASEAN cartoonists on human rights issues. 

    Showcasing 81 cartoons by 38 cartoonists, the virtual exhibition will see the works from 13 Malaysian cartoonists, 13 from Indonesia, four from Thailand, six from the Philippines, and two from Myanmar. 

    Among the issues highlighted in the main gallery are Malaysia’s state of emergency, Thailand’s royal defamation law, the murderous war on drugs in the Philippines, the coup in Myanmar and Indonesia’ religious extremism. 

    Former education minister of Malaysia, Dr Maszlee Abdul Malik, is scheduled to launch the event online on July 3 at 2 p.m. 

    Other honorary speakers are Pusaka founder-director and The Vibes' executive editor, Culture, News Features, Southeast Asia Desks Eddin Khoo, Friedrich Naumann for Foundation Freedom Southeast & East Asia regional head Moritz Kleine-Brockhoff and Zunar.

    The launch will be streamed live at Craftora’s Facebook page. The online exhibition is opened for the public free of charge. Visitors can visit the gallery at

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