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S’pore bestowed with new martyr as Amos Yee found guilty & convicted

Posted on 12 May 2015

Step aside Chee Soon Juan, we have a new martyr in town.


A new martyr has been bestowed on Singapore on May 12, 2015.

This after teenager Amos Yee was found guilty and convicted of two charges for making people feel sad with his words and pictures.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who go about their days feeling fine and unmolested by Amos Yee’s words until he was suddenly arrested and convicted and thrust into the spotlight, said his punishment would send a strong message.

Qu Zuo Lao, a local, said: “Finding Amos guilty is making a strong statement: It is getting increasingly easier to become a martyr in Singapore.”

“All you need these days is an Internet connection. You don’t even need to protest in person in public. In the past, Chee Soon Juan had to protest in person and even then, did not receive much coverage. Now, you can just be an activist from home.”

Another Singaporean, Jin Hum Ji, said: “This will deter those who do not have as much guts to not follow in Amos Yee’s footsteps.”

“And then those who have the guts will now have a blueprint to follow and aspire to be the next Amos Yee. Great.”

At press time, other Singaporeans said the state’s ability to make martyrs out of nobodies is unrivalled.


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