Amos Yee arrested for two offences
Teenage blogger Amos Yee has been arrested again for offences under two sections of the Penal Code - a year after he was convicted of wounding the feelings of Christians and uploading an obscene image.
Police told The New Paper late last night that "a 17-year-old male Singaporean had been arrested on Wednesday
for offences under Sections 174 and 298 of the Penal Code."
Yee's mother Mary Toh, 49, told The Straits Times last night that she had gone to bail him out on the night of the arrest and he was now at home.
"The offence under Section 298 of the Penal Code relates to online remarks made in November last year that contained offensive and disparaging remarks against various religious communities," said a police spokesman.
Section 174 pertains to failure to attend a session ordered by a public servant.
In two separate ill-mannered posts, one on his Facebook page on Dec 13 and another on his Wordpress blog on Nov 27, Yee is seen using a slew of vulgarities targeted at former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng, and abusing Islam.
The police said: "Following police reports lodged against the subject's online remarks in November last year, the police issued a notice in December last year requiring the subject to report at a police division and assist with investigations."
However, Yee did not turn up.
"The subject disregarded the notice and left the country shortly thereafter, and remained overseas for a prolonged period until his return in April this year," the spokesman said.
Yee was then served a Warrant of Attendance issued by the State Courts, which he failed to comply with.
Police said investigations are ongoing.
Yee was convicted last year of hurting the religious feelings of Christians and for posting an obscene image online.
He was sentenced to four week's jail on July 6 that year, but was released immediately, as he had spent 50 days in remand by then. A subsequent appeal was dismissed by the High Court.
Last week, Yee uploaded a video of police who were at his home to issue him with a warrant to appear at the Jurong Police Division.