Amos Yee, the teen behind the controversial video rejoicing over Lee Kuan Yew's death has been arrested by police. Yee had posted a video online saying that Lee Kuan Yew was finally dead. He made rude remarks about Mr Lee and questioned the way he ruled Singapore.
Today, Singapore saw Lee Kuan Yew's State Funeral which also marks the final day of National Mourning for the passing of our first Prime Minister. Over this past week, we have seen Mr Lee glorified over the TV, radio, in newspapers and online. The many praises of Mr Lee over this past week have raised his image to be almost like a God. Indeed, we have started to see such connections being made not only from some over-passionate commenters online but also in our state press.
Police have explained that at least 10 police reports have been filed over the video posted by 17 year old Amos Yee rejoicing about Lee Kuan Yew's death. The video, titled "Lee Kuan Yew is Finally Dead!" was viewed close to 300,000 just over 2 days after it was posted on YouTube but it has since been marked as 'private' and cannot be viewed by the public.
Lee Kuan Yew's state funeral procession started at 12:30pm to cover a path of 15.4kms from Parliament House to NUS Cultural Centre. Despite the heavy rain, Singaporeans and foreigners alike lined the streets to pay their final respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the man widely regarded as the founding father of Singapore.
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) have confirmed that they have received a police report filed against YouTuber Amos Yee who recently posted a video rejoicing over Mr Lee Kuan Yew's death. In it, he had also made some insults against Christianity and because of these two, a 19 year old Singaporean filed a police report over the video.
This is the latest "tribute" poster being put up around India. Somebody in India has seriously got to do some basic internet searches before they print large banners to put up around their town. This latest mistake comes after similar tribute banners were seen with the China Flag instead of the Singapore one.
In an interview with the British press International Business Times [Source], Reform Party Secretary General Kenneth Jeyaretnam made bold statements claiming Singapore's current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong owed his position to his recently deceased father Lee Kuan Yew, and called for him to step down. "Lee Hsien Loong needs to step down. He's been prime minister for 10 years and he owes his position to his father.