I AM GLAD THAT AMOS YEE WAS ARRESTED BY THE POLICE

Hi All Singapore Stuff,

I am glad that the police have arrested Amos Yee and stopped him from causing any more harm to religious groups in Singapore. I was one of the people who made police reports against Amos Yee for insulting our Lord Jesus.

According to Section 298 and 298A of the Penal Code, it reads : “Whoever with deliberate intention of wounding the religious or racial feelings of any person… shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.” In the past, the Singapore government already showed that it will not tolerate anybody who causes trouble between religious groups.

In 2005 they jailed 2 bloggers, Benjamin Koh and Nicholas Lim, for using vulgarities to insult Muslims in Singapore. Benjamin insulted Malays because he was angry that taxi drivers did not allow uncaged dogs in their vehicles as it would offend Muslims. Nicholas encouraged other people to destroy or vandalise the sacred Islamic holy site, Mecca.

Although Amos is young, the law very clearly states that he will not be allowed to make insensitive remarks about Catholicism, or any other religions at all. Today he insulted Lord Jesus, tomorrow he could insult the Prophet Muhammad.

Even his own parents cannot stop him from saying these insensitive things. If he were my son, I would be so ashamed and feel I have failed as a parent. I hope he learns a lesson from this whole matter and seeks forgiveness from God or his own religion.

JY

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