The Clinton sex scandal is simply too graphic for some readers in Hong Kong.

The Television and Licensing Authority, which polices the media, has received 27 complaints against local newspaper reports published Sunday and Monday on President Clinton's relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.Most complaints said "the headlines and graphics were too obscene," government spokeswoman Mandy Au-yeung reported. Hong Kong newspapers on Sunday published excerpts of independent counsel Kenneth Starr's report.

Oriental Daily News, which received the most complaints, carried a special six-page section replete with explicit, satirical computer graphics and highlighted the graphic details of Clinton's sexual encounters.

Au-yeung said officials would investigate the complaints and may refer them to a media tribunal.