29 Jul '13, 2pm

Leslie Chew vs his demons, Round One: victory for common sense via @zite

Leslie Chew vs his demons, Round One: victory for common sense by Cherian George July 29th, 2013 The government has announced that it will not charge "Demon-cratic Singapore" cartoonist Leslie Chew with sedition. The decision of the Attorney-General's Chambers is spot on – notwithstanding the wishes of a grand total of 140 individuals who signed a petition asking the government to throw the book at him. As this blog pleaded three months ago, if the government feared that Chew's criticism of its race policies would have any traction, it should respond with arguments, not force. Chew is not off the hook yet. While the Sedition Act won't be used against him, he has committed contempt of court, the AGC says . His fate now hinges partly on how the court reads the law on scandalising the judiciary. Singapore has traditionally taken a tough line. Recall how three activists were j...

Full article: http://journalism.sg/2013/07/29/leslie-chew-vs-his-demons...

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