28 Jun '16, 4pm

Yang Kaiheng: Singaporean jailed for hate articles on The Real Singapore site

Yang Kaiheng: Singaporean jailed for hate articles on The Real Singapore site

Image copyright AP Image caption Yang Kaiheng (right) was the "brainchild" behind the website. the judge ruled A court in Singapore has sentenced a man to eight months in jail for publishing anti-foreigner material on his website. Yang Kaiheng, 27, pleaded guilty to sedition and sowing discord between locals and foreigners. Prosecutors said he had made up stories "designed to provoke hatred against foreigners in Singapore". The judge said the website, The Real Singapore, ran controversial content purely to generate advertising revenue. He said nationalist sentiment can have unpredictable consequences, as Britain's vote to leave the EU had shown. "At the heart of this case against the accused lies the exploitation of such feelings purely for financial gain and not for some noble ideology, misguided or otherwise." Yang ran the website with his Australian wife Ai Takagi. The ...

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36656569

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