31 Mar '15, 6am

Singapore arrests teenager over video critical of Lee Kuan Yew - Hindustan Times

Singapore arrests teenager over video critical of Lee Kuan Yew - Hindustan Times

A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings. Amos Yee, a slight student with a thick mop of hair, smiled and fidgeted as charges were read to him in a district court. He was released on Sg$20,000 ($14,500) bail. Yee, who at 16 is old enough to be tried as an adult, was already known in the local YouTube community for humorous postings and a bit role as a child actor in a comedy movie called "We Not Naughty". Yee, who wore a dark T-shirt over beige trousers and rubber flip-flops, was slapped with three separate charges, including one for actions that have the "deliberate intention of wounding the religious or racial feelings of any person". Yee was also charged with circulati...

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