Police today raided the office of Malaysiakini's cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Haque as part of investigations under the Sedition Act 1948.
According to a member of his staff, six police personnel from the Kuala Lumpur contingent were involved.
The staff member said no warrant was shown.
Zulkiflee, better known as Zunar, is currently abroad.
At the time of writing, the staff were waiting for the office manager to arrive and open the doors to a room where the publications are kept.
Later, Zulkiflee tweeted that three cartoon titles had been confiscated under Section 2 of the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA), Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act, and Section 500 of the Penal Code.
“I am to be interviewed by the TV station BBC London four hours from now. In the meantime, KL police are raiding my office and confiscating cartoons,” he said.
According to Zunar's tweet, three titles totalling 155 books had been confiscated.
They are 66 copies of Pirates of the Carry BN, 86 copies of the English edition of Conspiracy to Imprison Anwar and three books of same title in the Malay language.
Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act prohibits the publication, distribution and sale of seditious materials, while Section 500 of the Penal Code deals with criminal defamation.
However, Section 2 of the PPPA only defines the terms used in the rest of the Act.