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Attorney-General's Chambers acts against cartoonist Leslie Chew

Published on Jul 25, 2013 3:50 PM
 
The Attorney-General's Chambers has commenced legal proceedings in the High Court against Chew Peng Ee, better known as Leslie Chew, for a series of comic strips published on Facebook. -- PHOTO: ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S CHAMBERS WEBSITE

The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has commenced legal proceedings in the High Court against Chew Peng Ee, better known as Leslie Chew, for a series of comic strips published on Facebook.

He is alleged to have committed contempt of court by scandalising the Judiciary of the Republic of Singapore. The AGC said in a statement issued Thursday: "The present legal proceedings are aimed at protecting the administration of justice in the Republic of Singapore and upholding the integrity of one of our key public institutions."

The case will be heard before the High Court on Aug 12.

Chew is the illustrator behind Demon-cratic Singapore, a Facebook page that was started in May 2011.

 
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