Sunday, 19 April 2015

Han Wei (26)

Bail not posted for Amos Yee, so he spends night in jail. 

SINGAPORE - Amos Yee, whose online rants against Christianity have landed him in trouble with the law, will spend the entire weekend in remand after no one turned up to bail out the 16-year-old on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Attorney General’s Chambers also made it clear on Saturday after queries by The Straits Times that the only reason the teenager remains in remand is because no one has come forward to provide the bail.

During a pre-trial conference (PTC) on Friday, District Judge Kessler Soh converted the $20,000 police bail Amos had been on to court bail, requiring bail to be reposted. But his parents decided against posting bail, which meant that the teenager was led away in handcuffs to be put in remand.

He was charged on March 31 with attacking Christianity, transmitting an obscene image and posting an online video that insulted founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He agreed as condition of his bail not to post anything online until his case is decided.

But on Tuesday, he asked for donations to fund legal fees on his blog and Facebook page. The blog post included links to the offensive videos and posts that led to him being charged in the first place.

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I feel that Amos Yee should be jailed for what he has done. In one of the pictures, he is seen smiling and waving to the camera. This shows that he is not remorseful of what he had done and feel that he is proud of his actions. He even had the cheek to ask for the public to raise funds to pay his court case. On March 31, he posted a video insulting the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity. He not only insulted Mr Lee but the whole Singapore. Mr Lee had done so much for us and Amos should thank him and appreciate what he has done for Singapore. Instead, he was not apreciative and even made insultive and rudeful comments about him. I think he should be jail so that he will learn and reflect on his actions. 

1 comment:

  1. I agree with what you said. Amos Yee should have been remourseful and sorry for what he had done instead of continue being a smug and thinking what he done was not wrong. He should not have insulted Mr lee Kuan Yew even though his thoughts were different from him. He should have said his thoughts nicely instead of using vulgarities to express how he feel. Since he have committed his mistake, he should know he have to face the consequences.