Minecraft whizz-turned-cyber soldier wants to defend Singapore's digital assets

Mr Lee Yi is one of the first two recipients of the Singapore Armed Forces Merit Scholarship from the military's cyber security vocation.
Mr Lee Yi is one of the first two recipients of the Singapore Armed Forces Merit Scholarship from the military's cyber security vocation.PHOTO: MINDEF

SINGAPORE - While many of his peers were building castles and fending off zombies on Minecraft, 12-year-old Lee Yi was busy coding a virtual calculator in the game's world.

He had chanced upon a modification to the popular sandbox video game, which allows players to construct programmable blocks, and quickly developed an interest in programming.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.