“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 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.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police say a blogger has been hacked dead in Bangladesh’s capital by three men and that two of the suspected attackers have been caught near the scene.
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Two days before Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away, on March 21, Jeraldine Phneah published a post titled, “A Middle Ground Perspective on Lee Kuan Yew’s death”. In her article, Ms Phneah, a 24-year-old lifestyle blogger, wrote that she would feel sad, “but not extremely so” about Mr Lee’s death. She explained that Mr Lee did not deserve all the credit for Singapore’s success, that Mr Lee had lived a good life for 91 years, and that he did not exactly “sacrifice a lot” for Singapore.
Ethnic media organisations, journalists and donors made the long journey to the remote Chin State capital Hakha, for the BNI (Burma News international) ethnic media conference from 18th to 20th March.
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