Saturday, 9 May 2015

Yeoh Zi Jun(36) 2H

The article that I am discussing about today is that the youtuber, Amos Yee pleads not guilty and declined to take his stand. Amos yee, a teenager, pleaded not guilty to charges of posting an obscene image and insulting Christianity and the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He said that he is not remorseful and that any offense cause was an aspect of freedom of speech. As the writers did not express their  views about this, I should do so myself. I feel very enraged at the fact that he does not plead guilty to the charges even though all the arrows were pointing at him. He is unrepentant and thus I feel that he does not deserve a second chance. Although some might argue and say that he is only a teenager and has not really matured yet, a flip of the coin reveals that him being a teenager should understand the severity about his actions and have the integrity to do what is right. He is a delinquent who has no respect whatsoever. However notorious he is, I feel that he is actually very smart. The points he made did not seem like utter rubbish and that he supported his points with evidence. The fact that he was invited to a dinner with the sdp members demonstrates that others respect his intelligence. If Amos Yee applied his intelligence correctly, he may be capable of something big. Yet he took a wrong turn and walked the wrong path. His stubbornness does not serve him any good as he continues to hurt the people around him with his acid tongue.

Link:http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/yee-pleads-not-guilty-declines-take-stand

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you to a certain extent. I agree with you that if he applies his intelligence in the correct aspects, he will be very successful and will be able to do big things in his life. However, regarding the part where you mentioned that you think he does not deserve a second chance, I have to disagree with you. I personally feel that everyone should be given a chance to turn over a new leaf no matter what bad deed they have done. Even though his current mindset might be very wrong or negative, I believe that there will always be people like the psychologists or other adults that will be able to influence him in the good way.

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