31 Mar '15, 8pm

Singapore's arrest of a 16-year-old YouTuber is all you need to know about Lee Kuan Yew's legacy

Singapore's arrest of a 16-year-old YouTuber is all you need to know about Lee Kuan Yew's legacy

In a YouTube video uploaded last Friday, the Singaporean teenager criticised Lee Kuan Yew (also known as LKY), who ruled the country for over three decades and passed away last week at the age of 91, and called him “a horrible person”. On his personal website, Amos also uploaded an amateur drawing of LKY having sex with Margaret Thatcher, who was one of his many admirers. “I encourage more fellow Singaporeans who have any artistic abilities [to do the same],” he wrote. But Amos soon found out what freedom of expression looks like in Singapore. After at least 20 police complaints were made, his video was removed, his website censored and he was arrested. He has now been released on bail (which was set at £9,800), but is facing multiple criminal charges, including “wounding religious feelings” by describing Jesus and LKY as both “power hungry and malicious”. He faces a fine ...

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