Freedom of speech is under attack in Singapore and Amos is being used as an example to show that criticism and free speech will not be tolerated. While it has been widely acknowledged that the comments made in some of the blogs posted by Amos were misguided and distasteful, they in no way presented a threat or caused any harm. They were merely the musings of a teenager exploring avenues for expression.
The Brunei Project shares the concern of other regional human rights organisations about the unjust treatment of Amos Yee and the wider crackdown on free speech in Singapore. We call on Singapore to drop the charges against Amos and to ease restrictions aimed at curbing freedom of speech and expression.