SINGAPORE: Â A 16-year-old was charged in court on Tuesday with uploading online materials intending to wound the religious feelings of Christians and offensive remarks on Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
Amos Yee Pang Sang, clad in a black T-shirt and beige pants, faces three charges which were committed last Friday and Saturday.
The teen, who was not represented, allegedly uploaded content online which contained remarks against Christianity with the deliberate intention of wounding the religious feelings of Christians.
He is also said to have transmitted electronically an image showing obscene figures.
The third charge accuses him of making an insulting video clip online containing remarks about Mr Lee which was intended to be heard and seen by persons likely to be distressed by the same.
Among the remarks he made was “good riddance” and his hope that the late Mr Lee would not rest in peace.
Yee indicated he wished to engage a lawyer
Deputy Public Prosecutor Hon Yi asked that Yee, whose $20,000 (RM53996.08) police bail was extended, not post, upload or otherwise distribute any comment or content, whether directly or indirectly, online while his current case is ongoing.
Mr Hon’s application that Yee report daily to the police station was rejected by District Judge John Ng.
The judge asked Yee if he understood that the only additional condition he imposed was not to post or distribute anything online. Yee replied: “Yes, Sir.”
A pre-trial conference has been fixed for April 17.
Yee was arrested on Sunday.
His father told reporters that he would like to take this opportunity to say very sorry to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.-The Straits Times