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Comic Refund

A satirical graphic novel by a local illustrator has sparked the latest debate
over censorship in Singapore, a city-state torn between aspirations for
artistic-hub status and unyielding political and moral censorship laws.

Spread from SONNY LIEW's The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (2015), a graphic novel whose SGD 8,000 grant was revoked by 

Singapore's National Arts Council in May. Details from the comic "Sinkapor Inks" parodying Singapore's controversial 1987 campaign,

Operation Spectrum, where social activists were accused of having Marxist ties. Photo by Billy Kung for ArtAsiaPacific.

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