Sunday, 12 April 2015

Zhou Wei 24

General Information:
  A teenager who is in police custody for posting a video online that insulted Christianity and attacked Mr Lee Kuan Yew has been declared by his mother to be beyond her control. A reliable source told The Straits Times Amos Yee's mother has made a police report to that effect. On Sunday, Amos, who will turn 17 this year, was arrested for a video he posted last Friday that allegedly celebrated the death of Singapore's founding Prime Minister. The eight-minute-long video included remarks about Christianity that some people found insensitive. In a statement yesterday, police said Amos will face charges in court today under Section 298 of the Penal Code for utterances against Christians with a "deliberate intent to wound religious feelings". Other charges include circulating an obscene object and making threatening, abusive or insulting communication which is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/mother-amos-yee-teen-arrested-insensitive-remarks-christianity-vid?page=7#sthash.cy3GbZv5.dpuf
My Response:
  The issue being discussed is boy who uploaded a video that is offensive towards Christianity and Mr Lee Kuan Yew have been arrested for it. I feel that the boy should not have said such offensive things. Mr Lee spent his whole life caring about Singapore, making far-sighted plans in developing Singapore. He also worked hard to help Singapore so that it will develop into what it is now and changed Singapore from a fishing village with many riots to what it is now, making important and huge contributions to Singapore. This is all for us the people who live in Singapore, so that we will be able to live in a good place. He should have think twice before uploading that insensitive video on YouTube which gained instant attention. He should also have think about the consequences of uploading it and also remember the things Mr Lee have done for us and recognize that him leaving the world would be a huge lose to us and not something to celebrate. Without him, who knows how Singapore will develop, I might be fishing in the rivers with no internet or technology. He should appreciate who Mr Lee have done for us. Everyone have their own religion and people should not attack other people's religion just because they do not believe in it. He should respect the other people's religion and not make offensive comments about it. Since you reap what you sow, he would have to face the consequences now. Hope that he will be able to learn his lesson and think twice before doing anything.

1 comment:

  1. Amos Yee should not have posted this very offensive video and insult Christianity and Mr Lee Kuan Yew. This act is very very rude and might cause conflict among fellow Singaporeans. Especially insulting Mr Lee Kuan Yew, as he is Singapore's very own founding father and he did so much to build our nation that we call home. Without him, we might not even be living in such a developed and wonderful country, Singapore. Attacking Christianity is also wrong. Regardless of our religions, we should not cause conflict among all of the religions, disrupting our harmony in our country.

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