6 July 2015 No need to protest. Amos Yee is free.
The Straits Times
Amos Yee jailed four weeks for wounding religious feelings, uploading obscene image
Amos Yee back in prison for 3 weeks; to be assessed for reformative training
SINGAPORE – Teenage blogger Amos Yee is back in prison for three weeks, after the judge who heard his case on Tuesday morning called for a reformative training report.
District Judge Jasvender Kaur called for a report to assess if Yee is physically and mentally suitable for reformative training. She said: “Rehabilitation is the fundamental tenet of our justice system.”
She had initially asked for a probation suitability report after Yee’s conviction on May 12. This would have left the teenager without a criminal record.
During Tuesday’s hearing, the prosecution again called for Yee to be sent for reformative training, as he has not cooperated with his assigned probation officer. They also highlighted how Yee has once more made public the image and video that got him into trouble in the first place.
Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Hay Hung Chun said: “His conduct, and the latest developments, amplify the need for rehabilitation and appropriate counselling.”
He pointed out a jail term or a fine would have no rehabilitative effect on Yee and would therefore not be “tenable, because we cannot be popping back into court every other day.”
Yee’s lawyer Alfred Dodwell said his client was “quite ready to go in” to remand. “We have advised him as to the law and the consequences of not obeying the law, but it is the absolute right of the client to do as he pleases. If he doesn’t take (the video and the post) down I can’t force him to. He feels very strongly about this.”
Yee’s case will next be heard on June 23.
Amos Yee remanded for three weeks http://ow.ly/NKooJ
Amos Yee shows middle finger as he arrives at court to be sentenced http://bit.ly/1LZ0FrF
Reformative training at the RTC is an option for young offenders aged between 16 and 18 years old who are assessed to be unsuitable for probation. Offenders will be detained for a minimum of 18 months in the RTC.
- POSTED: 27 May 2015 13:35
Amos Yee should be sent to Reformative Training Centre: Prosecution
This was after the teenager told his probation officer that he did not want to be placed on probation for his charges.
SINGAPORE: The prosecution in the Amos Yee trial on Wednesday (May 27) called for the teen to be sent to the Reformative Training Centre (RTC) instead of probation.
He was back in the State Courts on Wednesday for an urgent hearing after his probation officer filed a report to the State Court, indicating what had transpired between Yee and the officer after the accused was found guilty on May 12.
The teen refused to attend any interviews with the probation officer and has informed her that he does not want probation, since the Court made the order for a probation report on May 12.
Yee’s defence lawyers have asked for time to convene and come to a decision on the RTC request that the prosecution has surfaced.
The trial will reconvene on Jun 2. If the judge makes a decision in favour of RTC, Yee will have to be remanded for up to four weeks for a report to be conducted on his suitability for an RTC sentence.
Yee remains out on bail at the S$10,000 pledge.
17 MAY 2015
Amos Yee makes fun of former bailor despite promising to apologise, prompts Vincent Law’s son to defend his father
SINGAPORE – A day after claiming that he was “extremely remorseful” for the false claim that his former bailor Vincent Law had molested him and that he would offer a “detailed” public apology, teenage blogger Amos Yee has again admitted to lying.
On Saturday, he wrote: “I should issue a sincere apology to Vincent Law? Hahahahaha.” Instead he claimed that the 51-year-old youth counsellor threatened to discharge himself nine times as his bailor if Yee refused to have regular meetings with him. Yee also described several instances in which he claimed Mr Law was being unreasonable in the way he treated him.
When asked about Yee’s latest about-turn, Mr Law told The Straits Times: “I think it’s best to leave Amos alone and not write about him.” He added he was not considering legal action
But on Saturday night, Mr Law’s youngest son Francis posted a lengthy account on Facebook to defend his father’s actions, explaining the reason behind Mr Law’s decision to bail out Yee.
“In many ways, my dad treated Amos almost like a son. While he may have seemed hard on Amos in front of him, my dad stood up for Amos in more ways than one,” wrote the 19-year-old student.
Francis also described his own interaction with Yee when the latter visited his house on occasion, and ended his post by reiterating his belief that his father had not made a mistake in helping Yee.
“What everyone has been reading about so far is just from Amos’ point of view, so my main intention is to provide another side to the story,” he explained to The Straits Times on Sunday morning.
“Everything that my father has done so far was for Amos, never for his own personal gain.”
16 MAY 2015
Did you think he had apologized to his ex-bailor? He retracts that apology. “Yeah, I lied, again… I wasn’t really going to tender an apology to Vincent. Seriously… ‘praise Jesus’? ‘Our holy christ’? Haha, got you guys again, we aren’t getting smarter as a species aren’t we?”
Yeah I lied, again… I wasn’t really going to tender an apology to Vincent. Seriously… ‘praise Jesus’? ‘Our holy christ’? Haha, got you guys again, we aren’t getting smarter as a species aren’t we?
So now you see why I needed about 3 days? The context of this post works better if he hasn’t started suing me yet, and you do need some time to write more than 6000 words about Vincent, an allegation of molest is pretty challenging to validate. Though I did finish a little faster than expected.
So here you go my friends, the wonderful tale, of the molestation of Vincent Law. Enjoy!
This is an excerpt from
The Molestation Of Vincent Law
I should issue a sincere apology to Vincent Law? Hahahahaha.
And although Vincent didn’t sodomize me physically, he did violate me emotionally, and I am going to reveal how he did that, right now.
So right now Vincent is hogging my mother , demanding that I issue a public apology to him and his family, otherwise he would get a lawyer to sue me.
And I think that’s pretty clear enough evidence that Vincent Law, is a charlatan, Vincent Law is huckster, he is a hypocrite and he is a fraud.
He’s standing up for me, he’s fighting for freedom of speech, he’s fighting against the laws that claims that even if somebody lies, mocks or offends a person or large amounts of people, it should not be deemed as a criminal offence.
But now, when the cause that he so boldly advocated, is used unfavorably towards him, he is now threatening to use those exact same laws that he went against, to sue me, and yet you all claim that his intentions were genuine.
But let me tell you Vincent, if you do indeed sue me for defamation,then I’ll sue you for emotional abuse of a child. And seeing how I’m already baselessly deemed as a mentally disturbed teenager, I think the judge will look very favorably to my case.
So there you go. Ah hah! How about that bitch!
Oh and also, unbeknownst to me initially, my mother revealed that there is in fact a 2nd definition of the word ‘molest’. With reference to thefreedictionary.com
tr.v. mo·lest·ed, mo·lest·ing, mo·lests
1. To disturb, interfere with, or annoy
And after you’ve read this tale you would know that Vincent did in fact disturb and annoy me.
So technically, Vincent didn’t molest me, but yet he did. The beauty of contrarieties in life.
15 MAY 2015
Does the boy who cried “Wolf!” (he molested me”) now shed ‘crocodile tears’ (“I am extremely remorseful”)?
He had hinted of molest against his ex-bailor, an upright Christian counsellor, to manipulate the Press. Now he says ‘sorry’.
Blogger Amos Yee Pang Sang replied to his former bailor, Mr Vincent Law’s demand that he apologise for the molest allegations.
He posted on Facebook this morning (May 15) that he was “extremely remorseful for the turmoil” that he caused Mr Law and the latter’s family.
The 16-year-old said he was in the process of writing a more detailed apology to Mr Law and his family, which he will complete in about three days.
Mr Law posted on the teenager’s wall that he appreciated Yee’s apology.
Read Amos Yee in his own words, and you will realize how manipulative he is: “I understand that Vincent is a Christian and preaches the tenant of forgiveness. So praise Jesus, our holy Christ, please offer me, a 2nd chance.”
Read also some of the comments posted on his FB page.
I am extremely remorseful for the turmoil that I have caused to Vincent and his family, for the allegations towards him that he molested me.
I am currently tendering a long, and detailed public apology to Vincent and his family, for my horrid actions. And I implore him to give me about 3 days to finish preparing it, I am a slow writer…
I understand that Vincent is a Christian and preaches the tenant of forgiveness. So praise Jesus, our holy Christ, please offer me, a 2nd chance.
14 May 2015
Counsellor demands ‘unreserved apology’ from Amos Yee
SINGAPORE – The counsellor who previously acted as bailor for Amos Yee is demanding an ‘unreserved apology’ from the teen for a molest allegation made on Wednesday afternoon, The Online Citizen (TOC) reported.
Family and youth counsellor Vincent Law also demanded for a full retraction of the statement Yee made on Facebook.
Yee, 16, had accused Law of molesting him via a post on Facebook, only to clarify hours later that he made the accusation up, and that he was ‘trolling’ mainstream media reporters.
TOC said in its report that Mr Law felt Yee’s clarification was ‘insincere and does not absolve him fully from the molest allegation’.
“It is not me who Amos hurt with his allegation, but it is my whole family who was deeply hurt,” TOC reported Law as saying.
According to TOC, the counsellor also said that he might take legal action if a full retraction and apology was not made.
Yee’s father Alphonsus Yee told Chinese daily Shin Min that he had apologised to Law on behalf of his son. The elder Yee also said that had spoken to his son about the incident, Shin Min reported.
14 May 2015
Amos Yee ‘can be sued for molest claim’
Lawyers say Amos Yee could be in trouble for making up molest claim; ex-bailor declines to say if he will sue
— 13 May 2015 Amos Yee on Facebook: heading for the perfect storm. It reminds us of the saying, “Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.” His acts will have consequences; they will come back to him multiplied many times. 1. Amos Yee makes fools of the Press. He seems to have enjoyed his success at the way he had manipulated the reporters. 2. After saying that he would “reveal that little tidbit of information on how my ex-bailor, Vincent Law, molested me”, he says later, “Vincent Law didn’t really molest me, haha. Though he is immensely creepy. I’ll save the specific details for another time.” … Amos Yee, principled or manipulative? RAVI PHILEMON, AN OPPOSITION POLITICIAN, on a facebook posting on 7 May 2015, had expressed his opinion that Amos Yee “now comes across as being principled”. On 13 May, he merely says that he is disappointed with Amos Yee.
Yeah… I think some people found out by now… I did, in fact, make use of the voracious desire of the reporters, to fuck with the mainstream media. I think it’s pretty obvious when I have arranged a meeting with a person named ‘Dick Ow’, and there is no video game store in Red Hill, at least one that I’m aware of. I manipulated the press to indulge in the thoroughly exhausting experience of waiting in Pasir Panjang fruitlessly for several hours, which they did with their quote unquote ‘diligence’. They are all quite obscure and hard places to reach in Singapore aren’t they?
Last night, and even today morning at around 11am, reportors gathered at my doorstep, wanting some exclusive interviews and some photos. I told them to fuck off. But then after awhile, I started to contemplate, is this really…. The right approach in dealing with the mass media? And then I realized… no… it isn’t. It really isn’t.
Bailor denies molesting Amos Yee
Amos Yee takes to Facebook to make allegations about ex-bailor
Amos Yee ‘antisocial after getting addicted to internet’: Grandmother
SINGAPORE: Teen blogger Amos Yee was a “normal” child who became antisocial after getting hooked to the internet, his paternal grandmother said on Tuesday (May 12). “He is a very smart boy, learns taekwondo,” Madam Chung Nyet Min, 76, said in Mandarin. She said Amos started to devote much time to his computer when he entered his teens. “He rarely goes out with his friends … When I asked why he spends so much time on the computer, he told me that there are a lot of things to learn on the computer,” she said at the family’s flat in Shunfu Road in Bishan. Mdm Chung spoke to TODAY before she was made aware of the court’s verdict. The court on Tuesday found Amos guilty of two charges, one for making offensive or wounding remarks against Christianity, and another for circulating obscene images. … Mdm Chung, who has been living with Amos and his parents since he was in Primary 1, said: “I am very sad. I hope he will change for the better.” http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/amos-yee-antisocial-after/1843218.html — https://youtu.be/6zNMXLKeXzw — Amos Yee convicted of 2 charges. 1.Teenage blogger AmoYee found guilty of second charge for comments on Christianity. 2. Teenage blogger Amos Yee found guilty of uploading obscene image.
Teenage blogger Amos Yee’s sentencing adjourned to June 2.
— After bail was posted by his father, Yee emerged from Court in civilian clothes. He said to the media: “I’m convicted. I don’t know if I should celebrate my release or mourn my sentence”. Yee also told reporters that he would be taking down the offensive social media posts.
SENTENCING ADJOURNED, BUT PROBATION AGREED UPON Yee’s defence lawyers later said following a meeting between the judge, Mr Dodwell, DPP Hay and Amos’ parents that they agreed that the teen should be under probation. The judge will call for a pre-sentence report that will be presented on June 2 at 9.30am. Yee, his parents and schools will be interviewed as part of the report. … His bail amount has been reduced to S$10,000 from S$30,000 and the prohibition for him to post online has been lifted. However, he has to remove his YouTube video and an image deemed offensive. As of 5.30pm, the teen’s parents were in the process of posting bail for him. … Asked how he plans to keep his son in check, Mr Alphonsus Yee said “we will try our best”. He added that they will consult Yee’s lawyers before deciding whether to appeal. “Initially we were seeking for him to just have a jail term or perhaps a fine, but we are mindful that probation provides no criminal record for him,” Mr Dodwell told the media, after leaving Court. He said the judge gave Yee’s lawyers time to talk to the teen and his parents. “He has now agreed to the calling of the probation report, which is good. We’ll see what the conditions are and Amos will decide whether to accept the probation.”
Blogger Amos Yee walking out of Court on May 12. (Photo: Elizabeth Goh)
Click on this for two videos: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/teen-blogger-amos-yee/1841236.html?cid=twtcna —
Singaporean teenager Amos Yee convicted. More here -> http://ow.ly/MPXUX
One slap = 3 weeks in prison! He wanted to teach Amos Yee a lesson, so he slapped him. The court’s lesson for him? 3 weeks of freedom!
The 49-year-old man was sentenced to 3 weeks’ jail for slapping blogger Amos Yee
Man pleads guilty to slapping blogger Amos Yee, says he wanted to teach him a lesson
On the afternoon of April 30, he waited at the State Courts for Yee to arrive. He knew the media was present when he slapped the blogger, and deliberately committed the offence as he wanted the assault to be publicised “so that the world at large would know that the victim was being taught a lesson”.
Man who slapped Amos Yee said he wanted to instil fear in the teenager and teach him a lesson http://str.sg/3Vm
SINGAPORE – A self-employed man has pleaded guilty to slapping teenage blogger Amos Yee outside the State Courts last month, saying he did it to teach him a lesson. Neo Gim Huah, 49, was charged in court on Monday. He was not represented and gave a long mitigation plea in Chinese, explaining why he did it. Neo, who runs his own air-conditioning and electrical engineering business, said he had taken offence at portions of the video posted online by Yee which he found disrespectful to Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He closely monitored the case and intended to confront and slap Yee before his first two court appearances as he felt that the teenager’s actions had portrayed Singapore in a negative light.
AMOS YEE: THE TRIAL BEGINS Thursday, 7 May 2015. — Even before he uploaded his rant-filled video on the Internet, blogger Amos Yee Pang Sang, 16, said he knew its contents were offensive…but he went ahead.
Amos Yee: I knew what I did was offensive but… http://bit.ly/1F4Zoys
Even before he uploaded his rant-filled video on the Internet, blogger Amos Yee Pang Sang, 16, said he knew its contents were offensive. In his statement to the police, which was admitted to the court on the first day of his trial yesterday, he said he was also aware that the contents “would promote feelings of disharmony or feelings of ill-will within the Christian community”. But he went ahead because “promoting ill-will is a prerogative for positive change to happen in society, especially if the issue at hand were initially controversial,” the teenager said in the statement, which had been written on March 30. …
The prosecution says the image Amos Yee posted is “plainly obscene”. Yee’s defence says… http://ow.ly/MGTio
Court adjourned till 2.30pm tomorrow as
#AmosYee ‘s lawyers request time to look through prosecution’s evidence
#AmosYee that silence would normally have an “adverse inference” on case of the accused. But not so here.
He has opted not to give evidence for the witness stand. The trial has been adjourned to 2.30pm tomorow, as the defence says they need time to study exhibits tendered. …
#AmoYee on being asked whether he would give evidence or not: “We’ll go with the latter option.”
#AmosYee‘s 2-day trial starts today. There is a queue to get into the courtroom. Amos is not in the courtroom yet.
Court is full at Amos Yee trial, Vincent Law and Roy Ngerng queueing outside for seats
— The Straits Times
Teen blogger Amos Yee’s two-day trial begins
— https://youtu.be/LfHHWhqWeis?list=PLnK3VE4BKduPlX6kLO_nKf5ZS_1lNve_O … https://youtu.be/9RKcfit8Juw?list=PLnK3VE4BKduPlX6kLO_nKf5ZS_1lNve_O … https://youtu.be/1446g_o8e4w?list=PLnK3VE4BKduPlX6kLO_nKf5ZS_1lNve_O — WHEN STUBBORN TEENAGER MEETS IMMOVABLE HIGH COURT, IT’S BACK TO CHANGI PRISON. Justice Tay questioned why it was so difficult for Amos to stop blogging temporarily and said the teenager would just have to learn to curb himself. In simple English, “No self-control ah?
SINGAPORE — After having been held in Changi Prison for one full week, teenage blogger Amos Yee’s bid to vary the conditions of his bail was thrown out today (May 6), after he held out on his terms. Prosecutors offered to lower his bail amount by one-third to S$10,000 and not require him to report daily to Bedok Police Divisional Headquarters, provided the 16-year-old continues to go for psychiatric counselling. The ban on making postings on social media before his trial concludes, however, must still stand, while those that he had posted in breach of bail conditions have to be taken down. Amos, however, refused to budge on all three fronts. http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/high-court-dismisses-bid-vary-amos-yees-bail-conditions …
Amos Yee wants bail conditions reviewed as he claims they amount to a gag order
Amos Yee is challenging the conditions of his bail, saying it amounts to a gag order. http://str.sg/3br
— Amos watched the hearing via video link from Changi Prison, where he is currently in remand.
Amos Yee’s trial to start on Thursday
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/amos-yees-trial-start-thursday — READ WHAT AMOS YEE WROTE
I’d always wonder, why in the world of all the police stations that were nearby, Serangoon, Ang Mo Kio, it was Bedok police station that had to detain me. And the reason that I’m leaning towards is because it was fucking far, because it would take me time and money to go there. The bail condition of meeting IO Jason Chua was specifically designed to piss me off So now everyday I have to take 6 stops on the circle line to Paya Lebar, 3 stops to Bedok, and wait 5 minutes for the bus ride, 5 minutes for the bus journey, 3 minutes to walk there and wait an additional 15 minutes because the OC (Officer-In-Charge, this is in line with our nation’s fetish for abbreviations) is always fucking late (Such a great role model). Just to circle and sign a paper that says ‘Have I posted anything online Yes/No’ and then take the 40 minute ride back home.
Could I request that the police return my confiscated items, when they detained me at my own home. Because firstly, I put myself in their shoes, and in the context of my case, I don’t see how any of those items will assist in their investigation. And secondly, there were a plethora of items that were confiscated, that are completely non-related to the case, and is quite akin to stealing.
Another one of the conditions of my bail is: 2. Meet IO (Investigative officer) Jason Chua at Bedok Police Station, at 9am every morning Now just to illuminate, how fucking annoying meeting IO Jason Chua is.
One of the conditions of the terms of my bail is: 1. Not to post, upload, or otherwise distribute any comment or content, whether directly or indirectly, to any social media or online service or website, while the current case is ongoing Ahh I see…. So is liking a facebook post a breach of the terms of the bail? Because that means I’m sort of posting my acknowledgement of adoration right? But I remembered I liked Roy Ngerng’s banana pic but I wasn’t reported for that. Maybe it’s just because nobody saw it and I got away?
Why the fuck, do I have to privatize my videos and posts when the trial is still ongoing? It would make sense if I am found guilty, then I privatize the content, but we’re not even completely sure if I’ll be sentenced, so why the fuck do the posts and videos have to be privatized? Especially since the posts that have been privatized would have been re-posted by a 3rd party anyways. The only reason that I can think of on why the prosecutor is doing this, is because the sign that I removed attribution of the videos to my account, makes it seem like I’m guilty for my actions, and submitting to the law, like ‘haha the person who has been so rebellious is now in our mercy’.
（新加坡訊）放棄擔保16歲少年余澎杉的輔導員劉作明指出，余澎杉并不認為自己有問題，因此清楚表態，自己不願遵守保釋條件，選擇留在拘留所。 … 輔導員劉作明告訴記者，經過一連10天的輔導面談，他發現余澎杉不認為自己有問題，因此不願遵守保釋條件，選擇承擔後果，留在拘留所內，為自己的清白抗議。 … “很多人在觀看他的視頻和部落格后，就迅速蓋棺定論，認為他是囂張、目無尊長及滿口粗話的孩子，否定了他的創意和獨特的個性。其實大家都忘了，他現在還是16歲的害羞孩子，還無法適應這個墨守成規的社會。” （光明日報） http://www.guangming.com.my/node/251061?tid=84 —
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/both-amos-yee-and-man-who-slapped-him-entitled-defence-court-shanmugam — THIS WAS THE TWEET BY POPULAR BOOKSTORE THAT GOT CRITICIZED
Popular Bookstore gets flak over mean-spirited tweet about Amos Yee’s assault encounter. http://goo.gl/4P5JMT
Popular bookstore apologises for tweet on Amos Yee assault http://cna.asia/1HXT3Wq
SINGAPORE: Popular bookstore has apologised for a post on Twitter, in which it poked fun at an attack on local blogger Amos Yee, who was allegedly struck outside the State Courts. The tweet that was posted on Thursday (Apr 30) had been heavily criticised by netizens. Referring to the picture of Famous Amos cookies and the accompanying tweet “Sorry you got slapped. Here, have some cookies on us!”, the bookstore wrote: “It was a mistake that we accept and sincerely apologize for. We promise that we won’t do it again. #saynotoviolence”. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/popular-bookstore/1819528.html?cid=TWTCNA&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter — Yes, the Singapore Police have arrested the assailant. It is said that they arrested him at 2.00am.
49-year-old man arrested in connection with Amos Yee assault http://cna.asia/1HXbgn3
“Taking the law into one’s own hands cannot be condoned”: Law Minister on
Amos Yee back in jail after no one posts bail for him
https://youtu.be/OYcRxK-fkio 5.30pm UPDATE: Amos Yee is back in remand following his pre-trial conference which took place this afternoon. His lawyer, Mr Alfred Dodwell, said the judge provided for bail again but Amos’ bailor has decided not to post bail again. The 16-year-old teenager breached his bail conditions when he made two blog posts yesterday (April 29). Amos’ bail conditions remain. But he has refused to comply with them, Mr Dodwell said. http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/amos-yee-posts-blog-breaches-bail-terms … https://youtu.be/NHn2oTpdiPw … TODAY
Amos Yee back in jail after no one posts bail for him
— ONE MOMENT, AMOS YEE IS STRUTTING ALONG, PROUD AS A PEACOCK, AND THE NEXT, HE IS REELING IN SHOCK. Someone had slapped him! https://www.facebook.com/ChannelNewsAsiaSingapore/videos/10152840940942934/ … https://www.facebook.com/791425270951528/videos/vb.791425270951528/823861921041196/?type=2&theater …
#AmosYee was slapped by a stranger on the way to court today. “Sue me, come and sue me!” the man shouted as he fled.
SINGAPORE: There was drama at the courtroom as blogger Amos Yee was apparently struck in the face as he walked to the State Courts for a pre-trial conference on Thursday (Apr 30). As Yee walked to the court house, a middle-aged man in a red shirt, wearing a cap, ran up to him and appeared to hit him, while shouting. The man then ran off. Yee’s father had accompanied him to court, but walked in a few minutes before Yee. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/amos-yee-struck-on-way-to/1816460.html?cid=TWTCNA — SOME PEOPLE NEVER LEARN… Amos’ bail conditions require him not to upload or distribute any content online before his case is concluded.
The Ridiculous Terms Of My Bail
What is the purpose of the terms of a bail? It is to ensure that one attends court. Which so far, I have quite obediently complied to. But how I am going to be punished in lieu of the terms of the bail, has absolutely nothing to do with my presence in court, but the added uncanny conditions that were placed. In addition to showing up to court, the conditions of my bail are:
- Not to post, upload, or otherwise distribute any comment or content, whether directly or indirectly, to any social media or online service or website, while the current case is ongoing.
- To meet IO Jason Chua every morning at 9am in Bedok Police Station.
And if I breach, anyone of those bail conditions. My bailor loses $20000, and I have to be sent to remand until after the trial has ended. I heard that in the case of a simple theft, when one has pleaded guilty, it takes 3 months for them to attain their sentence. In my case, since I am going to trial, and also the fact that how I’ve attained my charges is quite unique, especially the charge concerning obscene imagery, which I found out, I am the first person ever in Singapore to be charged for that. Everything is probably going to take much longer…Let’s estimate say… about 8 months. So technically, they are saying that if I do not meet Jason Chua for 1 morning, I deserve to be sentenced for 8 months in prison and be fined $20000. So not meeting Jason Chua can have a punishment more serious than that of a robbery. Every morning during weekdays, at around 7:30am, hundreds of thousands of Singaporeans stand up and recite the national pledge, and say the 2 lines ‘to build a democratic society, based on justice and equality’ And now. Wow… god fucking damn, I’m really feelin that ‘Justice and equality’… https://amosyee.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/the-ridiculous-terms-of-my-bail/ — Amos Yee
My Abusive Father
Now some fellow Mediacorp Actors attributed my actions on the Lee Kuan Yew video solely on the fault of my parents. Now of course being Mediacorp actors, they have the brain size of that of a peanut, with their views having as much insight as the quality of their shows. Unless you are enslaved, parents are not the primary influence to their children, especially in our technologically advanced world where influences are much more eclectic. And to claim that the fault of a child, lies mostly in the fault of the parents, is absolutely fucking dumb. However, I do acknowledge that though parents are not the primary influence on a child, like your friends, the books you read or the movies you watch, they do have an effect in your life. And the abusiveness of my father, probably affected me in some ways. During my childhood, my father would viciously berate me whenever he was upset with me (For cases such as when I had rubbed my eyes too much), and though I never saw it, I heard that my mother was slapped by him several times. And he did violently pin me down onto a bed when he admonished me for my Chinese New Year video a few years ago (The implications of that image is stunning). But, the exact moment that I would I want to talk about that I feel is most indicative of his abusiveness, is the incident that happened just a few hours before my first time in court. Read the whole Post here: https://amosyee.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/my-abusive-father/ — AFTER SOME 4 DAYS IN JAIL, AMOS YEE IS BAILED OUT. Not by his parents but by a youth counsellor.
Amos Yee seen leaving the State Courts on April 21 https://youtu.be/HeYbb9FRlKs —
Amos Yee waving at photographer after he was bailed out on April 21, 2015. — ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN
SINGAPORE – Amos Yee, the 16-year-old whose online rants against Christianity have landed him in trouble with the law, is out on bail after spending four nights in remand. Yee was brought from the court lockup to the bail centre at 6pm in handcuffs and leg shackles, escorted by five auxiliary police officers and three police officers. His bailor is Mr Vincent Law, 51, a family and youth counsellor.
— If your own parents won’t bail you out, who would? What did he do that even his parents wouldn’t do it? Other parents would have mortgaged the house, pawned the jewellery or borrowed from along!
Correction: Amos Yee has not been bailed out yet. He is currently at the State Courts, pending bail review http://tdy.sg/1OBgSDR
Teen blogger Amos Yee has team of 3 lawyers representing him pro bono. http://ow.ly/LTuVt
Amos Yee continues to be remanded after no one bails him out over the weekend and on Monday. http://str.sg/3c8
Amos Yee, the teen in trouble for his online rants, continues his stay behind bars
Amos Yee likely to spend weekend in remand after no one bails him out
Amos Yee likely to spend weekend in remand after no one bails him out http://str.sg/3Sz
Bail not posted for Amos Yee, so he spends night in jail
Amos Yee in jail after parents decide not to post bail. Full story: http://tdy.sg/1OMz2Ev
The Straits Times
Amos Yee to spend at least one night in remand; seen leaving court in handcuffs
The Straits Times
Amos Yee offered court bail, undertakes not to post, upload, distribute any content
#AmosYee bail conds are removal of s-media posts appealing for legal funds, Making private of offending vid, daily reporting to cops.
JUST IN: Amos Yee faces new bail conditions, such as to report daily to Investigation Officer
@leongwaikit: Amos Yee, who faces sedition charge, handcuffed after closed door meeting
Fresh police report lodged against Amos Yee
A POLICE report has been filed against teenager Amos Yee for allegedly infringing a court order by reproducing contents of his online rant about Christianity and an offensive video about the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Amos, 16, was charged on March 31 with attacking Christianity, transmitting an obscene image, and making an online video that insulted Mr Lee. …
A fresh police report has been filed against 16-year-old Amos Yee for allegedly infringing a court order after he was charged late last month with multiple offences, including wounding the feelings of Christians. Yee wrote a blog post on 14 April to raise money for his legal fees and included links to the original offensive material. “I’ve already saved up a considerable amount of money by insisting that I’d only have lawyers who are able to represent me, pro bono. But unfortunately, there is still the inevitable cost of court fees, bail money all the nitty-gritties that makes a trial notoriously expensive, lawyers excessively rich and something that the common folk would never wish to touch with a 8-foot pole,” he wrote. The post also included an appeal to the public to donate in order to support his content creation efforts. The complaint against Yee was filed by Lionel de Souza, 72, an assistant secretary of the People’s Action Party’s Hougang branch, reported The Straits Times. … The court ordered that he should not make any comments or postings online while the case was ongoing. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/new-police-report-against-amos-yee-005859831.html?linkId=13599602 — Stomp Amos Yee appeals for donations from public to help fund court case
Amos Yee is now seeking donations from the public to pay for the legal costs incurred after getting charged for his offensive comments made in a video that was uploaded on YouTube. He is appealing for funds via his blog. http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/amos-yee-appeals-for-donations-from-public-to-help-fund-court-case —
https://youtu.be/dD4y3U4TfeY I have been charged for intending to promote ill-will amongst religious groups (Which has the highest sentence of up to 3 years in prison) and intending to create material that distresses the community. And I attained a 3rd charge for circulating obscene imagery with my picture of Lee Kuan Yew buttfucking Margaret Thatcher, which was uploaded just 3 hours before my arrest: https://amosyee.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/lee-kuan-yew-buttfucking-margaret-thatcher/ I had been arrested and put in a cell for 2 days, but am now currently out on a bail of $20000. News about my case has had a large following, both locally and internationally: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-arrest-of-a-teen-aged-youtube-star And the public outcry continues: hate mail, discourse on the nature of freedom of speech in Singapore, petitions for me to be acquitted, etcetera, and would probably escalate even further when the trial happens. It has all been, thoroughly stimulating. But of course, as with every legal battle, one requires money. Read the rest here: https://amosyee.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/donate-to-help-amos-yee/ — Local actors Gurmit Singh and Quan Yi Fong both have teenage children, and they say that the responsibility of a child’s behaviour falls squarely on the shoulder of the parents. They share their thoughts on the Amos Yee incident.
Gurmit Singh and Quan Yifeng give their take on the Amos Yee saga http://bit.ly/1IadWiq
APOLOGIZING FOR THE SIN OF HIS SON. Amos Yee may wave and smile at the Press, acting like a celebrity, but his parents are not smiling. The father has to come up with the bail of $20,000. The parents have to face the hostility of unsympathetic Singaporeans including neighbours. Speaking to reporters outside the court, Amos’ father said: “I would like to take this opportunity to say very sorry to PM Lee.” http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/amos-yee-teen-who-made-insensitive-remarks-against-christianity-charged-today —
a christian netizen has made a petition asking the government to release Amos Yee as he believes christians… http://fb.me/76U12bpXV
As Singaporeans, we are thankful for the laws of our land and trust in our courts. Our peace and freedoms in Singapore attest to that. In regard to Amos Yee: We are not offended by Amos Yee’s statements. His opinions about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ neither threaten our faith nor diminish our love for Him. Please release Amos Yee. We forgive him and desire he have a full life of contribution to his community ahead of him. A reminder to my Christian brothers and sisters: Those in our faith have a keen understanding for what it means to be on the wrong side of righteousness, we know we receive God’s love through no merit of our own. As ugly as Amos Yee’s words were, we forgive because Jesus loved us despite our own fallen spiritual state. To be forgiven is an extraordinary gift & we extend this gift to Amos Yee.
WATCH: Amos Yee, who made an insensitive YouTube video, in court with his parents today http://cna.asia/1BZATwA
JUST IN: YouTuber Amos Yee charged, bail set at S$20,000 http://cna.asia/19D6oWu
Akhirnya Lee Kuan Yew Mati – Amos Yee https://youtu.be/6nWs_FT6MWg —
HAPPENING TODAY: Amos Yee to be charged
17-year-old to face charges for offensive video: Where Amos Yee went wrong
By Carlton Tan Mar 31, 2015 5:00AM UTC
“Lee Kuan Yew is dead! Finally!” blared the 17-year-old teenager, Amos Yee, in his nasal voice. Dressed in a faded yellow T-shirt, the pubescent teen continues in his pseudo-American accent:
“Why hasn’t anyone said f**k yeah, the guy is dead. Lee Kuan Yew was a horrible person.”
I ask myself the same question. Why aren’t we celebrating? Thankfully, the all-knowing sage explains:
“Because everyone is scared, everyone is afraid that if they say something like that, they might get into trouble, which give Lee Kuan Yew credit, that was primarily the impact of his legacy.”
I see. If you don’t criticise LKY for 7 days, it must be because you fear him. This explains the hypocrisy of Barack Obama, Henry Kissinger and all the other sycophantic world leaders. I could do without the jarring voice and the distracting hand gestures though, Amos. … Counterproductive rant What Amos did do, however, is undermine the causes that he supposedly stood for in the video. Getting the Government to relax restrictions on the media, work towards greater income equality and grant Singaporeans greater political freedom, is not just a rhetorical battle, it is a strategic one. Because of his poor timing and arrogant approach, Amos achieved nothing. Instead, he has become an excellent example of why we need to keep the Sedition Act. Within days, he attracted at least 1 violent threat, became the subject of over 20 police reports, and was eventually arrested by the police on Monday (Mar 30). He will most likely be charged under the Sedition Act for “promoting feelings of ill-will and hostility between races or classes of the population of Singapore.” And he may receive a fine of up to $5,000 or imprisonment for a term up to three years, or both. As he is not a juvenile, Amos can expect to face the full brunt of the law. … Responses to Amos are indicative of our maturity as a society. Singaporeans were quick to condemn his video, and with the exception of one foolish grassroots leader who made a violent threat, no one has been incensed enough to take real action. Some Christians even said they have forgiven him. In fact, professors in philosophy classes say far worse things about the Jesus of Christianity. He is called a liar, a lunatic, and so on, but no one files police reports against these academics. All this shows that we have a society that is mature enough to tolerate criticism and weed out extremist ideas. Singapore really isn’t the same fragile nation-state it was 50 years ago. It’s been decades since we last had a racial riot and two generations since we were unable to communicate with another race because we didn’t share a common language (English). During this time, we’ve made real progress as a society. We are now able to rebuff extremist ideas fairly quickly and prevent them from becoming mainstream. Do we still need Therefore, we shouldn’t be afraid that one arrogant punk, with just a video camera and an internet connection, might undermine decades of hard work. And we don’t need to throw him in jail or use the Sedition Act against him. He can’t hurt us and we don’t need to hurt him. We’re better than that. http://asiancorrespondent.com/131761/17-year-old-face-charges-offensive-video-amos-yee/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter —
Police arrest Amos Yee, the teen behind anti-Lee Kuan Yew video