This programme will take place at The Arts House, Chamber.
Having first published his cartoons at a tender age of 13, Lat's inimitable style, wit and perceptive insights have won many fans across race, language and culture. Throughout the span of his six-decade-long career, he has managed to record his own life and the life of many who struggled with changes that come from moving from rural to urban life and the memories of Malaysia and the world.
In lieu of the 60th anniversary of the merger of Singapore and Malaysia, Lat traces the changing landscape of life and friendship and how cartoons can still bind us.
Mohammad Nor Khalid, also known as Lat, is Malaysia's foremost cartoonist, celebrated for his well-known work, The Kampung Boy. With over 20 published cartoon volumes to his name, Lat was honoured with the title of Datuk by the Sultan of Perak in 1994, acknowledging his role in fostering social harmony and understanding through his artwork. In July 2023, the Rumah Lat Gallery in Batu Gajah, Perak, was inaugurated to showcase the works and archives of this renowned Malaysian cartoonist.