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Lee Hsien Loong
Blogger, 16, exposes limits on free speech in Singapore

A government crackdown on a teen video blogger and independent news and opinion website has focused attention on free speech limits, and perhaps the next election, in this cosmopolitan but famously strict city-state. Five days after the death in March of Singapore's founding father, 16-year-old Amos Yee posted his latest American-accented blog to YouTube, titled "Lee Kuan Yew Is Finally Dead!" He shared it with the popular and provocative site The Real Singapore, one of several online alternatives to government-controlled TV broadcasts and newspapers. After it went viral locally, with over a million views so far, Yee was arrested and charged with transmitting an obscene...