Last Saturday was my birthday. I made a wish that Amos would be released and that change would come to Singapore. It would be my greatest wish come true.
Amos Yee has been arrested and charged by the Singapore government, or more specifically the People’s Action Party (PAP)-run government after he said something about Lee Kuan Yew, their late leader. You can read more about his persecution here.
I also posted a photo to ask for Amos to be released and to ask everyone to send me their photos in support of Amos as well.
In just less than 2 days, I have received more than 40 photos already, some from even as far afield as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Thailand and Myanmar. This is fantastic! The support for Amos is amazing!
Please keep them coming. We need more support for Amos. Amos did not do anything wrong. He should be released.
You can take a photo of yourself and send it to me at email@example.com. I will be compiling them tonight (Singapore time) into a video, to release it tomorrow before the judgement for Amos comes out.
(If you have sent in your picture but I did not put it up, please let me know! I might have missed it!)
This evening, the Community Action Network will also be holding a candlelight vigil for Amos. I will be going. Please come as well.
You can go to the Facebook event page here.
Amos did not do anything wrong. He should never be charged and arrested. He should not be politically persecuted for what he said about Lee Kuan Yew.
Amos has to be released.
So far, I have received photos from Christians who said that they were not offended by what Amos said.
A Muslim friend also sent a photo to show his support.
I have also gotten photos from Singaporeans from all walks of life, from young to old, parents, children and their families.
And surprise surprise, all the way from London, Tan Wah Piow and his friends have also sent in a picture in solidarity with Amos. Tan Wah Piow was imprisoned for one year based on fabricated charges by the PAP-run government and is now in exile in the United Kingdom.
And from the Reform Party, Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam himself has also take a photo to support Amos.
Even friends from overseas have sent in their photos to support Amos!
Please keep sending your photos in to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be putting them together into a video tonight!
Amos did not do anything wrong. We have to help set him free. Tomorrow, Amos’s judgment will be passed. Let’s wish him all the best.