Lee Kuan Yew

asia & pacific

Singapore Court Frees Amos Yee, Teen Blogger Who Insulted the Late Lee Kuan Yew

In a surprising turnaround amid growing international pressure from human rights groups to release the teen, the court freed him on Monday, sentencing him to time already served.
VICE News
7.6.15
asia & pacific

Singapore Teen Who Insulted Former Leader Held in Mental Institution Pending Sentencing

As human rights campaigners call for Amos Yee's release, his defiance and brashness have led the authorities to speculate wildly on the underlying causes of his behavior.
VICE News
6.23.15
asia & pacific

Singapore Teen Amos Yee Guilty of Insulting Christians, Posting Lewd Cartoon of Late PM

Yee was arrested in March after posting an expletive-ridden video berating the country's founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, following his death.
Liz Fields
5.13.15
asia & pacific

Singapore Teen Blogger Who Insulted Deceased PM Pleads Not Guilty

At the start of his two-day trial on Thursday, 16-year-old Amos Yee pleaded not guilty to charges that followed his release of a video that insulted Singapore's founding prime minister after his death.
Arijeta Lajka
5.8.15
politics

'Come at Me, Motherfucker': Singapore Arrests Teen for Video Insulting the Late Lee Kuan Yew

“Why hasn’t anyone said, ‘Fuck yeah, the guy is dead!’ ” asks 16-year-old Amos Yee in the video. “Everyone is afraid that if they say something like that, they might get into trouble.”
Liz Fields
3.31.15
defense & security

Poison Shrimp, Porcupines, and Dolphins: Singapore Is Packing Some Serious Heat

The legacy of Singapore’s deceased founding father Lee Kuan Yew can be seen in its surprisingly well-equipped military. But despite his efforts, Singapore's future security is far from assured.
Jonathan Gad
3.30.15