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I am not Amos Yee: The end of an icon

By Sat, May 16, 2015 10:07PM UTC 0 Comment

There are times when people who represent a cause act in ways which contradict it. This is one of them. Amos Yee’s latest attempt to justify his molestation allegation whilst continuing to smear the reputation of his former bailor is not an act that serves the cause he represents; only himself. I believe we ought...

Heavy sentence will send ‘chilling signal to society': Amos Yee’s lawyers

By Thu, May 14, 2015 8:31AM UTC 0 Comment

"The whole idea of freedom is that people should feel and sense the freedom,” said Amos Yee’s lawyers in a nine-page plea for Amos Yee to receive a light sentence....

Why Amos Yee was convicted: Court judgment on obscenity law explained

By Wed, May 13, 2015 9:17AM UTC 1 Comment

District Judge Jasvender Kaur explains her decision in a 16-page written judgment. Here's a simple breakdown of her reasoning on the obscenity conviction....

Court verdict will determine if pornography law applies to political satire in Amos Yee case

By Tue, May 12, 2015 7:48AM UTC 1 Comment

In Singapore, it is illegal to raise questions that suggest a Prime Minister may be corrupt — that is now considered defamation. It is also illegal to engage in idle talk that sanctions violence against the state, even if there is no real possibility that people will take action — it is considered sedition. Now, public prosecutors are trying to expand the definition of obscenity laws to criminalise political satire which depict sex acts. Today’s verdict will determine both Yee’s fate and that of all Singaporeans....

‘You can see all the evidence': Yaacob Ibrahim on his decision to shut down TRS

By Mon, May 11, 2015 10:03AM UTC 0 Comment

On Sunday, May 5, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said his decision to shut down The Real Singapore (TRS) was justified because the Singapore Government had “enough evidence to show that all the materials are very egregious and can cause a lot of racial unhappiness.”...