Singapore Teen Blogger Strikes Again

Singapore Teen Blogger Strikes Again
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While Singapore was preparing for its nine-day national day celebration, 16-year-old Amos Yee was again publishing new videos on YouTube criticizing the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

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Singapore is celebrating its 50th year of independence today with events all across the country. At 9 am this morning, a three-year-old recording of Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, reading the Proclamation of Singapore was broadcasted on every radio and TV station in the Lion City.

But while Singapore was preparing for its nine-day national day celebration, 16-year-old Amos Yee was again publishing new videos on YouTube criticizing the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. Yee says that Lee is even worse than Osama bin Laden, because at least everyone knows bin Laden is a bad person.

Liberty Times reports the 19-minute video has already been viewed over 190,000 times and Yee defends his actions again in the video.

Yee says the constitution can’t protect him and is an insult to freedom of speech. He claims that he is more mature than his peers and is Singapore’s young prisoner of conscience. Yee also says he has become the country’s greatest patriot because he is telling the world how awful Singapore is.

The 16-year-old also talks about Lee once again saying that a person isn’t exempted from criticism just because he passed away. Yee believes this is the best time to reprimand the former prime minister.

Storm Media reports, Yee thinks his previous arrest for criticizing Lee was an insult to freedom of speech. He says he hopes he won’t be imprisoned again because of publishing his latest video.

Yee’s first video published on June 29 this year is as below:

Translated by Olivia Yang

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