Amos Yee to be remanded at IMH
Blogger Amos Yee Pang Sang, 16, will be remanded for two weeks at the Institute of Mental Health to assess his suitability for a mandatory treatment order (MTO).
An MTO is for offenders who suffer from psychiatric conditions. Those given an MTO are required to go for psychiatric treatment for up to two years in lieu of incarceration.
District Judge Jasvender Kaur said today (June 23) that according to a report by psychiatrist Dr Munidasa Winslow, Yee may be suffering from autism spectrum disorder.
She also said that he has been found to be physically and mentally fit for reformative training. Yee will be back in court on July 6.
After a two-day trial, he was found guilty last month of insulting Christianity and uploading an obscene image online.
His third charge under the Protection from Harassment Act, accusing him of posting an insulting video clip online containing remarks about former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, had been withdrawn.
He was given a discharge amounting to an acquittal on this charge.
Read the full report in our print edition on June 24.
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