Police report made against teen who made Lee Kuan Yew online rant
He posted a video on YouTube yesterday (March 27), allegedly celebrating the death of Singapore's founding Prime Minister.
The eight-minute-long clip showed the bespectacled teen criticising Mr Lee's political career and inviting Prime Minister Lee to sue him.
Besides using vulgar language, the teen also mocked a religion.
The clip has been viewed more than 270,000 times, with the majority of netizens slamming it (over 8,000 dislikes versus about 1,000 likes at 6pm Saturday).
Now, a police report has been made against the 16-year-old.
The Straits Times reported that lawyer Chia Boon Teck alerted police to the video this afternoon.
Yee is a former child actor who starred in local filmmaker Jack Neo's film We Not Naughty.
In 2011, the then 13-year-old won two awards in The New Paper's FIRST Film Fest for his three-minute film, Jan.
On his Facebook page, the teen posted his charges for giving secondary-level English and Maths tuition: $30 per hour at his place and $20 per hour for groups of two to five students.
When TNP called, his phone was turned off.
Film-maker Neo told The Straits Times that he no longer has contact with the teen.
In 2012 the teen was flamed online for a video that slammed Chinese New Year.
His current video, which has not been taken down, could fall under Section 298 of the Penal Code. This section applies to anyone "with the deliberate intention of wounding the religious or racial feelings of any person". Punishment under this section can be up to 3 years imprisonment, a fine or both.
Sources: Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Straits Times