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Little known S’porean cartoonist becomes international household name

Posted on 25 July 2013

#FreeMyLeslieChew movement gathering steam.

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A little known Singaporean cartoonist, Leslie Chew, has suddenly become an international household name.

This after the Attorney-General’s Chambers commenced legal proceedings in the High Court against him for drawing cartoons that are deemed not funny enough.

This news has been picked up by liberals worldwide, who are thinking why Singapore cannot let its hair down and breathe easy.

This, in turn, will cause apologists to decry Western interference in Singapore’s right to sovereignty, because nobody can tell us what to do.

And this, in turn, has caused Interneters to gather online to discuss about plans to gather offline, at a place called Hong Lim Park, where people go to stand around on grass, raise their fist in the air and talk about stuff.

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  • Hen Hao Xiao

    at first I tot maybe only conditional warning or probation or community services to waste his time, energy & resources to prevent him from drawing more satirical political comics. Now I think jail & a heavy fine is a real possibility.. u ever seen those PAP cartoons to explain policies like workfare, GST letters/posters.. all pale in comparison to his art. Haiz.. I feel so helpless. They better leave New Nation alone! >:)

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