28 Jun '16, 9am

Judge mentions #Brexit while giving TRS’ Yang Kaiheng 8-month jail sentence for sedition: https://t.co/QlIMBuPKDH

“At the heart of this case against the accused lies the exploitation of such feelings purely for financial gain and not for some noble ideology (misguided or otherwise). The accused was the proprietor and distributor of TRS, a socio-political website. In that capacity, he published articles which promoted ill-will and hostility against various foreign nationalities residing or working in Singapore… He could have amended the articles, cause them to be amended or have them removed entirely but he did not do so. Instead, he permitted and allowed the articles to be published which festered and propagated xenophobic and racist feelings amongst the readers of the articles. These negative feelings are evident from the numerous online posts by readers in response to those articles. … (Yang) was made aware that some of the articles published by TRS were offensive and defamatory but...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/06/judge-mentions-brexit-while-...

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