Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

Police report made against youth for video on Mr Lee Kuan Yew's death

SINGAPORE - A police report has been made against a teenager for posting a video online allegedly celebrating Mr Lee Kuan Yew's death, and criticising his political career.

Lawyer Chia Boon Teck informed police of the video posted by 16-year-old Amos Yee on Saturday afternoon. The online report included signatures from 11 other complainants.

The video posted on Friday is titled "Lee Kuan Yew is Finally Dead!". It has since been viewed more 170,000 times and has been slammed by netizens. Some however defended him.

In the video, the teenager, who had a minor role in one of local filmmaker Jack Neo's films, also challenged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to sue him.

Mr Chia, 52, told The Straits Times: "This is not a mindless rant. It is a well-considered campaign backed by graphics and statistics to defame Mr Lee and our government. It cannot go unchallenged. He has to take responsibility for his social media posting that was calculated to provoke the public's response."

Jack Neo told The Straits Times: "He is not my actor. He had participated in a short film contest by The New Paper and later played a minor role in my film We Not Naughty. When I first met him, he was only 13. He was flamed online then for a video dissing Chinese New Year. We no longer have contact with each other.

"It's unbelievable that he has not learned from the past and has not changed."