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AMOS YEE ARRESTED BY POLICE OVER CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 March 2015 - 9:51am

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. 


STRAITS TIMES REPORTS THAT 'EVEN THE SKY IS CRYING' FOR LEE KUAN YEW

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 March 2015 - 10:30pm

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.


MORE THAN 10 POLICE REPORTS FILED OVER 17 YR OLD'S VIDEO REJOICING LKY'S DEATH

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 March 2015 - 6:46pm

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. 


NETIZEN CAPTURES VIDEO OF RSAF MISSING MAN FORMATION WHICH MEDIACORP MISSED

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 March 2015 - 5:34pm

An aerial salute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew was performed by the RSAF Black Knights today with a Missing Man Formation fly-past. It had been announced on Friday that they would be doing the fly-past but it failed to be recorded and put on air today during the coverage of the state funeral procession. 


UPDATES FROM LEE KUAN YEW'S STATE FUNERAL PROCESSION

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 March 2015 - 12:56pm

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.


POLICE CONFIRM THAT THEY ARE INVESTIGATING VIDEO POSTED BY AMOS YEE

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 March 2015 - 6:58pm

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.


MORE HORRIBLY WRONG LEE KUAN YEW TRIBUTE POSTERS APPEAR IN INDIA

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 March 2015 - 4:00pm

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.


REFORM PARTY'S KENNETH JEYARETNAM: PM LEE OWES HIS POSITION TO HIS FATHER

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 March 2015 - 12:59pm

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. 


SOME LOCAL MUSLIMS RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT LKY BEING PRAISED DURING FRIDAY SERMONS

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 March 2015 - 11:47am

Over this past week, endless praises and reflections on Mr Lee Kuan Yew's life and contributions to Singapore have been aired in local TVs, Radios, Newspapers and online, but the praises have now also found their way into religious preachings, causing dissatisfaction among some. 


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