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S’poreans happy #FreeMyLeslieChew hashtag succeeds in freeing cartoonist

S’poreans happy #FreeMyLeslieChew hashtag succeeds in freeing cartoonist

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They will continue to use Internet to promote democracy.

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Singaporean cartoonist, Leslie Chew, 37, has been set free as a bird.

This after all charges against him for drawing satirical comic strips depicting the city-state’s courts as biased were dropped on Tuesday.

The charges could have translated into jail time, which in Hokkien, would mean he’d have been sent to squat and clean metal grills.

The Attorney-General’s Chambers had told media that it would no longer pursue contempt of court charges.

This caused Singaporeans from all walks of life to celebrate exuberantly, as they believed they played a key role in freeing Leslie Chew.

One Singaporean, Yin Ter Nat, said: “It’s great to see that Internet slacktivism is working wonders. One moment we are sitting down typing hashtags, such as #FreeMyLeslieChew, the next moment it materialises into a get-out-of-jail-free card.”

“We should do more of this.”

Little known S’porean cartoonist becomes international household name

Little known S’porean cartoonist becomes international household name

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#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.