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Malaysia censors Lego-themed mural as ‘bad for investment and tourism’

JOHOR BAHRU — Just about every city aims to present itself as a hub of creativity. But a recent plan to spruce up the Malaysian border town of Johor Bahru was skewered last week after local authorities whitewashed a Lego-themed mural. The city council said the painting, by Lithuanian street artist Ernest Zacharevic, tarnished the city’s image. And that's when the fun started.
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