Saturday, 11 April 2015

Chew Jing Heng 25

Amos Yee, 17, arrested for making insensitive remarks on Christianity and Lee Kuan Yew.

http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/police-arrest-amos-yee-the-teen-behind-anti-lee-kuan-yew-video-201

Amos Yee was arrested for making such insensitive remarks on Christianity and Lee Kuan Yew. This came after Lee Kuan Yew passed away on 23 Mar 2015.

I personally have watched the video before it was removed on Youtube. There were many "netizens" criticising Amos Yee's words and the video received many dislikes. The whole nation was mourning the loss of our founding father Mr. Lee Kuan Yew and insensitive and tactless remarks had only made matters worse. It was definitely intolerable for us. Many of us have went on the internet to vent our anger.

There were many remarks on the video. On the Facebook post regarding this incident, a netizen said that even though Amos dislikes Lee Kuan Yew, after all it is  basic courtesy to be respectful to a fellow human being who has just passed away. I do agree with his point of view. It is basic courtesy to respect our founding father who built Singapore from scratch to what it is today. Being disrespectful will only show that one has a poor family upbringing and will only cause embarrassment to the family. Therefore, think before we speak as there will always be a limit and tolerance to everything. 

1 comment:

  1. I too feel that currently Amos Yee is going too far. Even if he has his own opinions on the religion or the founding father of Singapore, he should be keeping them to himself or sharing it with the relavent people. By posting the video publicly, it clearly shows that he is immature and unable to differentiate the right place and right time to discuss these kind of things. All of us are still in the midst of grievance for our founding father, for Amos Yee to say these things at this time, it is clearly a wrong place and time.

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