After an apology and the offending comic strips taken down; Singapore AGC drops contempt of court charges against Leslie Chew

LETTER OF APOLOGY

I, Chew Peng Ee, accept that the following comic strips (“the comic strips”), published by me on the Facebook page of Demon-cratic Singapore between 20 July 2011 and 16 June 2012, namely:

(a) Episode #111: Justice, where are thou in Singapore;
(b) Episode #238: Justice is dead – Part I;
(c) Episode #239: Justice is dead – Part II; and
(d) Episode #337: Justice Singapore style

scandalised the Judiciary of the Republic of Singapore (“the Singapore Judiciary”).

I also accept that comic strips had misrepresented to the public that the Singapore Judiciary administers differential treatment to individuals based on their nationality, social status and political affiliation, and that there have been specific criminal cases in which decisions were made by the Singapore Judiciary on the basis of the above factors rather than on the merits.

I unreservedly apologise for committing contempt of court and have taken down the comic strips and accompanying comments. I undertake that I will not re-post the comic strips in any form or medium.

I further undertake that I will not in future put up any post or comic strip, or do any other act that amounts to contempt of court.

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The Attorney-General’s Chambers has issued the following statement after dropping contempt of court charges against cartoonist Leslie Chew:

“Following a request initiated by Counsel for Mr Leslie Chew, the Attorney-General’s Chambers has today agreed not to pursue the contempt proceedings against him if the comic strips in question are taken down, with an apology and undertaking prominently posted on the Demon-cratic Singapore Facebook page. The offending comic strips have been taken down from the Demon-cratic Singapore Facebook page, and this afternoon, Mr Chew has given an apology and undertaking.

Through the apology and undertaking, Mr Chew has accepted that the comic strips in question scandalised the Judiciary of Singapore. He has undertaken that he would not repost these comic strips in any form or medium, nor in future put up any post or comic strip or do any other act that amounts to contempt of court.

In light of that apology and undertaking, as well as fact that the offending comic strips have been taken down, the Attorney-General’s Chambers has determined that it is not necessary to continue the contempt proceedings.

All members of the public should note that the Attorney-General’s Chambers will take firm action to protect the administration of justice in Singapore, and uphold the integrity of the Judiciary. Where appropriate, such action will include the commencement of proceedings for contempt.”

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Dated 26 July 2013 

* The great Alex Au apologised for contempt of court – case closed.

* The great jobless Chew who uses bitstrips.com to generate his “cartoons” to generate full-time income refused to apologise when he was given the chance. Now Chew has become a political toy for SDP.

by Alan

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Comments :

  • Got first AGC letter so yaya papaya told AGC to F** Off now crawl on knees.
  •  i thought he die die also want to fight his case!?
  • So those who contributed to his legal fund can get money back?
  • His fans will cheer his decision and say it is wise and then continue to give him donations.
  • Wow..juz pop by to the fb page and his supporters are applauding saying hez a hero? Hiding behind a pc, drawing comics defaming the Singapore Courts .. This is a hero?? Geez
  •  Correction, not he draw. Cut and paste.
  •  He must not be let off easily if committed again.

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