30 Mar '15, 10am

Singapore arrests teenage Lee critic

Amos Yee uploaded the eight-minute clip online last week but later took it down A 17-year-old Singaporean has been arrested following an online rant criticising the country's recently deceased founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Christians. Amos Yee was detained on Sunday, the same day as Mr Lee's state funeral. More than 20 police reports were lodged on the video, which sparked a huge backlash from grieving Singaporeans. Mr Lee was known for instituting authoritarian rule. Singapore also has strict hate speech laws. In the eight-minute video uploaded last Friday, Amos Yee celebrated Mr Lee's death and criticised his strict control of Singapore. He also criticised Christians. The video drew an visceral response from Singaporeans, who had turned up in droves to mourn Mr Lee last week as he lay in state. Mr Lee died last Monday at the age of 91. Amos Yee subsequently took down ...

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