Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Ng Yi Jie (17)

Singapore teen in court over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

This news article is reporting that a 16 year old boy, Amos Yee, who criticized Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, and Christianity, was brought to court.
He showed no sign of remorse, even smiling when leaving the court. However, his father was utterly apologetic and took the opportunity to apologize to PM Mr Lee Hsien Loong.
I feel that this boy should accept punishment, as SGD 20000 is not worth it to bail him out. He has caused distress to many Singaporeans, be it Christians, or citizens of Singapore who were mourning for Mr Lee Kuan Yew. I believe he is mentally unstable, as investigations showed that his blog had obscene images, his facebook page was full of hurtful remarks, and on one of his youtube videos, he explained to his viewers on why 'children should not go to school'.
Many people said that Amos made very valid points in his video. However in my opinion, his remarks were extremely one-sided, and he did not even bother to try think in another perspective. Link to the video (reloaded)  here . Either he accept punishment, reflect on himself thoroughly, or he leaves Singapore. Religionism is not at all welcomed in Singapore.
On a side note, although he may be obnoxious and retarded, killing him or his parents as suggested by netizens is too extreme, especially when his parents already tried all they could to educate him.

1 comment:

  1. I agree that Amos Yee is not appreciative of what his country's founding father had done for the nation. Without Mr Lee, Singapore may have remained a poor fishing village, and this guy would be licking fish water on the floor. Many foreigners support Amos's ideas and beliefs. These foreigners are mostly Americans. They demand freedom of speech. However, look at their country. The people there are mostly uneducated and uncivilized. If this is where Amos Yee wants to live in, he should leave Singapore and stay in the States instead.