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Singapore authorities still gunning for atheist blogger

Singapore authorities still gunning for atheist blogger

A further eight charges have been brought against Amos Yee, 17, who was convicted last year for making offensive remarks against Christianity and posting ‘obscene’ images online.

According to this report, the Singapore teenager was again arrested on May 11 and released on bail of S$5,000 (£2,478.00).

The charges Yee faces are for allegedly wounding the religious feelings of Muslims and Christians. These charges are under Section 298 of the Penal Code.

Two further charges are for allegedly failing to show up at Jurong Police Division on two occasions, despite a notice from Assistant Superintendent of Police Doreen Chong and a magistrate’s order to do so. These charges are under Section 174 of the Penal Code.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Kelvin Kow asked the judge to fix an early trial date, noting that Yee is:

Obviously escalating his offensive behaviour in a bid to gain attention. He has upped both the tempo and offensiveness of his posts.

While the prosecution did not object to Yee being out on bail, DPP Kow also asked the judge to warn Yee of the potential consequences if he commits further offences while out on bail.

To that, Yee responded:

If the prosecution insists, no problem.

Yee was not represented by a lawyer, but said he would “do his best” to find one.

If convicted of deliberately wounding the religious feelings of others, Yee faces up to three years’ jail and a fine. He also faces up to a month’s jail and a fine of up to S$1,500 (£743.00) for failing to report to the Jurong Police Division despite an order.

A pre-trial conference has been set for next Monday, May 30.

8 responses to “Singapore authorities still gunning for atheist blogger”

  1. Grand Tufty Squirrel says:

    “wounding the religious feelings of others’ … Boo Hoo Boo Hoooooo Boooo Hoooo Hoooooo Hooooooo. Nasty wickle person hurt our feelings … Boooo Hoooo Hoooooo Hooooooo. Its not fair to us christians and muslims that the nasrty wickle person said bad things about us. Well I say well done Mr Yee. But please be careful. Mean while you muslims and christians in Singapore Yaah Booo Sucks to all of you and you have poo in your pants. There that should fix them.

  2. Badger says:

    My brother went to live in Singapore for a while. He really missed “Have I got News for You” so I used to record them on VHS, yes it was years ago, and when I had recorded a casette full I posted it off to him in Singapore. He got pulled by the Singapore Authories and detained at some centre. He said that they could keep the videos if they wanted but that was not enough for them. They watched the videos an branded them as Dangerously Polictically Subversive. They released him on pain of severe punishment if there was a recurrence of the crime. Singapore is not far off being a police state. Not a healthy place. Steer clear of it. And yet you can get overtly counterfeit copies of almost and decent branded goods .. no problem. Fucking hypocrites.

  3. AgentCormac says:

    Sorry to go OT, but one of the world’s most formidable leaders gives his blessing to one of the world’s most hateful branches of the Jesus brand.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36405480

  4. Brummie says:

    @AC
    What does blessing mean? I don’t understand.

  5. L.Long says:

    The dude is an ATHEIST!!!! His very existence pisses off at least 3 different types of religious aholes!!!!

  6. barriejohn says:

    This is the sort of Singaporean who should be behind bars:

    https://youtu.be/B1WPAtORJjg

    New Creation Church, Singapore, has a congregation of 31,000.

    On 30 March 2009, The Straits Times reported that the church paid one employee between $500,001 and $550,000 in its last financial year. Under the recommendations of the Code of Governance for charities then, all charities and non-profit organisations in Singapore are encouraged to disclose the salary bands of their top executives to the Commissioner of Charities. While not confirming the identity of the employee, the church responded that its policy is to “recognize and reward key contributors to the church and Senior Pastor Prince is the main pillar of our church’s growth and revenue.” (Wikipedia)

  7. Richard Woo says:

    The so-called Abrahamic religions [Judaism, Christianity and Islam] can be categorized together as the greatest fraud in the history of humanity.

  8. Vanity Unfair says:

    Insisting that Jesus was only a prophet and that Mohammed was the final prophet must wound the religious feelings of Christians.
    Insisting that Jesus was the son of, and simultaneously was and still is, God must wound the religious feelings of Muslims.
    I look forward to thousands of arrests and prosecutions of Christians and Muslims in Singapore.
    I’m not holding my breath.