Tuesday, June 23, 2015

United Nations issues a statement on Amos Yee's case

The United Nations Human Righst Office is now getting involved in Amos Yee's case. They have issued a strong statement that the punishment is disproportionate to the offence.

I agree with this view. I am amazed at the thinking of the prosecution in Singapore in going so far. This shows the weakness in our system - where the people yielding power seems to be out of touch with what most people consider to be appropriate.

Read this article.  We should recognize the good work of Kenneth Jeyaretnam in bringing this issue to our attention. 

1 comment:

yujuan said...

Why be so mean and vindictive on just a rambling kid.
Mean and vindictive to political opponents are the norm in all countries, but on a wayward brat?
Holy Christ, the kid needs help, not persecution.
Seems vindictiveness runs in the Lee family's veins.
To err is human, to forgive divine. Why use offending Christianity as a convenient excuse to fix a hyper attentive kid. Honestly, as a Christian I am not at all offended.
There is such thing kama in this world, letting go would prevent a lot of diseases. Life is so short and vulnerable, why dwell on negative behaviour, running the other one down till the end.
Let Amos off, the people will appreciate such a big hearted gesture.

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