Mother of Amos Yee: “I did not file a police report to have my son arrested”

Many in Singapore would been well aware of who Amos Yee is and the charges which he faces for the video that he posted on 27 March after the passing of late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Some may also be informed earlier by a Straits Times report on 31 March that Amos's mother, Mrs Mary, filed a police report on her son.

ST Amos mother

Report by Straits Times

The report said:

"A teenager who is in police custody for posting a video online that insulted Christianity and attacked Mr Lee Kuan Yew has been declared by his mother to be beyond her control.

A reliable source told The Straits Times Amos Yee's mother has made a police report to that effect."

Many might have assumed from the write up that Amos's mother has given up on Amos as her child and have asked the police to arrest him for his actions.

However, Mrs Mary told TOC that her visit to the police station has been taken out of context in the report.

According to her, the reason for filing the police report was because at that point in time, Amos had just published a vulgar image despite her objections and she feared for Amos's safety.

As Mrs Mary presumed the police might be taking action soon against her son, she went to the Ang Mo Kio police station on Sunday 29 March at around 1.30 pm and told the police that she wanted to apologise to the nation for the actions of her son.

With the apology, she had hoped that the police could be more lenient in handling of her son's case. In the report, she also asked if the police could advise her on where her son could be put through counselling.

The report write up can be seen in the photo below.

police report AMOS

Police report by Mrs Mary to apologise on her son's behalf

Also in the ST report, it was written that "More than 20 police reports have been lodged against him over the video as well as over obscene material posted on his blog on Sunday."

Mrs Mary expressed her displeasure to TOC that her police report and public apology appears to be associated or counted together with the other police reports lodged to have her son arrested.

"I did not file a police report to have my son arrested." said Mrs Mary.

While she disagreed with the rudeness and vulgarity of his video and image, she personally did not see the need for criminal penalty be imposed on his form of expression and hence would not have made a police report to that effect.

Amos was brought in for questioning on the same day at around 1 pm by around 8 plain clothes police officers with 5 of the officers entering the house. Amos was handcuffed and brought to the station in his pyjamas as he declined to change into another set of clothes.

In response to TOC's attempt to clarify the source, the reporter wrote back to say, "You can ask Amos' mother to call me at 6XXXXXXX tomorrow and I will address any concerns she has with my report."

This entry was posted in Current Affairs.
  • Lee Yan Wei

    It’s hardly surprising for the Straits Times to distort the truth and to spin snippets of facts into pro-PAP newsworthy crap.

    • Soo Bon Yee

      msm screw-up again. Now stand 3rd from the back (158/160). Just wonder how much does it helps PAP as most third generations youths don’t read news from msm, but the internet?

      • Samson

        Help? More like help to make PAP look stupid and bad.

    • Gab Winter

      Amos is worse than all the other kids who steal, or those bullies who drive other weaker kids to depression, or violent kids who go into physical fights in school our outside, or those who join gangs and do drugs IMO. What he did is the worse, because he insult our creators. So I can understand why so many true Singaporeans who do not want to see Singapore go down in riots would desire to see Amos to be charged and put in prison, and some even openly wish worse things upon him once he is imprisoned, and be jobless when he is older as no REAL Singaporeans would want to hire him anymore. He insulted our father and disregard REAL Singaporeans emotions and sensitivity (religion and LKY)! That is very very very very very very very very very very very unforgivable.

      As a God fearing lamb, blasphemy against our lord is an unforgivable sin as Jesus have said so HIMSELF. Being a child even if you are 3 years old is no excuse if you insult our CREATOR!!! Lee KY is the creator of Singapore and God is the creator of man. To insult them is to be ungrateful for your existance and a great sin. And to the eyes of us God-fearing righteous people, sinners deserve to be tortured and punished in hell for eternity. Being charged for blasphemy is the least of his worry. He will have to face GOD HIMSELF!

      If not for these harsh laws, Singaporeans will be very uncivilized people as LKY HIMSELF predicted. Singaporeans need harsh laws to control us. If not there will be riots and disorder like in the past.

      Everyone who makes insulting remarks should be charged as a criminal, and all rebellious children should be sent off for rehab to correct their thinking and ‘wake up their idea’. However, sinners against GOD like LGBT people and their communities do not have the right not to be offended, because they are offensive to Singapore’s conservative society. We are not a western society that people can su-ga su-ga anyhow ruan lai. Buai Sai Buai Sai lahh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Responsive speech undersrtand!!!!

  • PAPDog

    PAP times as usual.

  • Samson

    This place is becoming more stupid by the day while the rest of the world is moving rapidly ahead with the opening up of information and power of education.

    • Gab Winter

      Why you hate SIngapore?

  • sky

    Amos see how your mom did for u.. because of ur stupid childish action cause your mom to apology to pubic.. and yet u scold her bitch… and yet again and again to make video in you tube to insult ppl..you make your mom heart break just because u wanna follow some one to become hero…. i hope u won let ur mom heart pain and get worry for ur stupid action again…

    • Chin

      stay out of other people’s family affairs. i don’t think his video is merely to insult people. but yes, insensitive and a little foot in mouth.

      • sky

        Din insult?? If u think that is not insulting than by all mean with his so many insulting video in you tube.. he scold his mom a bitch that the fact.. and yet his mom do so many things for him and she is heart break and worry this is the fact.. what im saying here is not about other family affair is just the fact… i just feel sad for his parent that all… if u r his supporter go ahead and support him no one will stop u.. FULL STOP….

        • mouseking

          So the State will use the full force of the law on a 16 yo!?you are Shameless !

          • sky

            So r u telling me a kid is right who nothing better to do challenge a pm to sue him and dance with him… Scold a pm mother fxxxer scolded his father who just passed away.. Even we r not a pm other scolded our parent we will feel like punch him up.. Unless u don’t have any feel for ur parent that y for u is ok???? U sure u support the right kids??? Who is the shameless one??? tell me

          • indie32

            He’s a teen with obvious social issues whereas you are a thinking adult (I hope). Does it make you feel any better lowering yourself to this level? Right or wrong, Amos is behaving like what you would expect of a problematic kid his age, but it’s how many grown-ups are reacting to a 16-year-old that puts Singapore to shame.

          • sky

            which teen so power dare to challenge a pm to sue him???? He backside itchy wanna challenge and be hero he had to face it that all.. If u think it unfair u go to court hire a lawyer to fight for him and tell the judge he just a teen not necessary to send him to jail as simple as that.. But did u had that gut to do so as u say so much here? If things is unfair if he so scared y challenge ppl??? Correct as his age he should not sent to jail I agreed..but he the one who created this problem to himself so what need to say so more

          • Samson

            Which people of any country (other than N Korea) soooo stupid treat PM like Emperor or worse, like God?

          • mouseking

            Some temples start to worship Him already! Terrible man, more and more like NK!

          • Samson

            Walau, I was thinking that they might build a shrine and statue of LKY for people to worship. It is more terrible than NK because at least N Koreans don’t boast to the World of their education prowess.

          • mouseking

            Have to start somewhere ma, then next step is built shrine and statue for people to worship la! You know liang wen fu’s song, step by step!

    • Gab Winter

      Be a good Singaporean and keep your opinions to yourself Amos, if it doesn’t fit in with the MAJORITY shut up. Hope you learn your lesson now.
      Western freedom of speech and human rights is overated! To me and other Singaporeans who doesn’t hate Singapore, Amos is worse than all the other kids who steal, or those bullies who drive other weaker kids to depression, or violent kids who go into physical fights in school our outside, or those who join gangs and do drugs IMO. Only mad people dare to criticize Singapore and PAP. What Amos did is the worse, because he insult our creators. So I can understand why so many true Singaporeans who do not want to see Singapore go down in riots would desire to see Amos to be charged and put in prison, and some even openly wish worse things upon him once he is imprisoned, and be jobless when he is older as no REAL Singaporeans would want to hire him anymore. He insulted our father and disregard REAL Singaporeans emotions and sensitivity (religion and LKY)! That is very very very very very very very unforgivable.
      As a God fearing lamb, blasphemy against our lord is an unforgivable sin as Jesus have said so HIMSELF. Being a child even if you are 3 years old is no excuse if you insult our CREATOR!!! Lee KY is the creator of Singapore and God is the creator of man. To insult them is to be ungrateful for your existance and a great sin. And to the eyes of us God-fearing righteous people, sinners deserve to be tortured and punished in hell for eternity. Being charged for blasphemy is the least of his worry. He will have to face GOD HIMSELF!
      If not for these harsh laws, Singaporeans will be very uncivilized people as LKY HIMSELF predicted. Singaporeans need harsh laws to control us. If not there will be riots and disorder like in the past.
      Everyone who makes insulting remarks should be charged as a criminal, and all rebellious children should be sent off for rehab to correct their thinking and ‘wake up their idea’. However, sinners against GOD like LGBT people and their communities do not have the right not to be offended, because they are offensive to Singapore’s conservative society. We are not a western society that people can su-ga su-ga anyhow ruan lai. Buai Sai Buai Sai lahh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Responsive speech undersrtand!!!!

  • Girlmeet Sing

    Interesting.

    Just wonder on what basis do people make the police report?

  • Girlmeet Sing

    Straits Time need to clarify on this.

    If it is a mistake, ST should apologize to Amos’s mother. The new has misrepresented caused the family and caused them unnecessary hurt.

  • jiefengli

    Lol Amos Yee in jail because parents refused bail.

    Get a haircut

  • jackalsh

    YAN wei, Boon Yee, THese are errors that happen. Its a small thing. MOVE ON GUYS.. AMOS YEE IS A TOTAL PRICk. DO you want a son like this? I sympathize with the family But he does not deserve to be a Singaporean. Maybe he should go to US. Speak like a prickly amercian hooligan

    • mouseking

      Who are you to state whether he should or should not be a Singaporean? You should be ashame that the State has used the full force of law on a 16 yo!

      • sky

        Well no body will stop who u wan to vote. It ur freedom too..

    • indie32

      So much for an inclusive society.

  • sky

    Mouseking if u think that is unfair to amos yee tell u what u go to his court and do the shouting to the judge it the freedom of speech for scolding lol

    • mouseking

      I will do better, I will help to vote out fap!

  • purplepeppermint

    Mothers are mothers. They will forgive their children 77×7 times. Mrs. Mary Yee is no exception. That young man needs counselling, and perhaps psychiatric assessment. He seems bright, but needs the right guidance.

    • Samson

      May I know what you think is the part the needs counselling or rather what is the ‘right’ guidance?

  • Samson

    I read through most comments but todate cannot find one that states categorically what is wrong or offensive about Amos Yee’s video.

    • Gab Winter

      Be a good Singaporean and keep your opinions to yourself Amos, if it doesn’t fit in with the MAJORITY shut up. Hope you learn your lesson now.
      Western freedom of speech and human rights is overated! To me and other Singaporeans who doesn’t hate Singapore, Amos is worse than all the other kids who steal, or those bullies who drive other weaker kids to depression, or violent kids who go into physical fights in school our outside, or those who join gangs and do drugs IMO. Only mad people dare to criticize Singapore and PAP. What Amos did is the worse, because he insult our creators. So I can understand why so many true Singaporeans who do not want to see Singapore go down in riots would desire to see Amos to be charged and put in prison, and some even openly wish worse things upon him once he is imprisoned, and be jobless when he is older as no REAL Singaporeans would want to hire him anymore. He insulted our father and disregard REAL Singaporeans emotions and sensitivity (religion and LKY)! That is unforgivable.
      As a God fearing lamb, blasphemy against our lord is an unforgivable sin as Jesus have said so HIMSELF. Being a child even if you are 3 years old is no excuse if you insult our CREATOR!!! Lee KY is the creator of Singapore and God is the creator of man. To insult them is to be ungrateful for your existance and a great sin. And to the eyes of us God-fearing righteous people, sinners deserve to be tortured and punished in hell for eternity. Being charged for blasphemy is the least of his worry. He will have to face GOD HIMSELF!
      If not for these harsh laws, Singaporeans will be very uncivilized people as LKY HIMSELF predicted. Singaporeans need harsh laws to control us. If not there will be riots and disorder like in the past.
      Everyone who makes insulting remarks should be charged as a criminal, and all rebellious children should be sent off for rehab to correct their thinking and ‘wake up their idea’. However, sinners against GOD like LGBT people and their communities do not have the right not to be offended, because they are offensive to Singapore’s conservative society. We are not a western society that people can su-ga su-ga anyhow ruan lai. Buai Sai Buai Sai lahh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Responsive speech undersrtand!!!!

  • Guest

    Amos lee should not be in this world he should be 10000000km far from us