Singapore removes Arafat image from terror exhibit

November 16, 2005 08:49
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Singapore's National Library said Wednesday it has removed an image of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from its new terrorism exhibition after complaints from the public. Arafat's picture was used in a montage of 24 faces to "attract visitors to the exhibits," Kwa Chong Guan, a consultant to the government-backed terrorism exhibition at the National Library, explained in a letter published in The Straits Times newspaper. "We received feedback from visitors that if one looked at the montage without looking at the exhibition in totality, the faces displayed were open to many different interpretations," he said. He did not say whether Singapore's government viewed Arafat as a terrorist. About 1 in 7 Singapore residents are ethnic Malays, most of whom are Muslims.

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