30 Apr '15, 10am

.@Maruahsg on #AmosYee slap: We may disagree, but it doesn't give us right to inflict violence

.@Maruahsg on #AmosYee slap: We may disagree, but it doesn't give us right to inflict violence

SINGAPORE: Human rights non-governmental organisation MARUAH "strongly condemns" the attack on teenager Amos Yee, who was struck on the face by a stranger as he made his way to Court on Thursday (Apr 30). In a statement on the same day, MARUAH President Braema Mathi said the "act of violence and intimidation" is "not the way a mature and civilised society deals with opinions and opinion-makers". She added that such threats and actions "dehumanise" a person and validate acts of victimisation against the 16-year-old. "We may disagree with the views, the approach and the stances taken by Amos Yee. But it does not give us the right to inflict violence on him," Ms Mathi said. "Singaporeans of all political, social and religious persuasions need to take a stand against such victimisation." "Amos Yee is a teenager. He has made his views known. The State’s laws have taken over thi...

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