She is alleged to have vandalised several roads in Singapore by painting the words “My Grandfather Road”.
The police have classified the case as vandalism under Section 3 of the Vandalism Act, Chapter 341. If convicted, Miss Samantha Lo (above), 25, could face a fine of up to $2,000 or a jail term of up to three years.
Lawyers and MPs TNP spoke to said that the pursuit of art should not be at the expense of public property or other people’s property.
The arts community says there should be discussion on the issue and appealed for leniency for Miss Lo.
As for Miss Lo's father, he said that his daughter is quite traumatised and distressed by what has happened. Her uncle, Mr Kelvin Tan, 47, described her as a nice, humble, independent and sincere person.
He said: “I’m upset because I don’t think she should be treated this way. She was just trying to make an aesthetic statement.”
Her friends also said that she has strong views on the local arts scene.