Home News US asylum grant is a good thing for Amos Yee: Lawyer Alfred...

US asylum grant is a good thing for Amos Yee: Lawyer Alfred Dodwell

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

By Phyllis Lee

Mr Alfred Dodwell, one of the three lawyers who represented Amos Yee pro bono for his 2015 court case, is happy that the 18-year-old blogger was finally granted asylum in the United States of America.

The lawyer from Dodwell & Co LLC told The Independent:

“His mindset and thoughts as a teenager is very different from most other teenagers in Singapore. With that mindset and thought process, he is liable to get into more trouble in Singapore. For instance, his strong views on religion is a no-no in Singapore. Overall, it was a good thing for him.”

He also revealed that he wasn’t surprised that Amos left Singapore to seek asylum.

“It did seem as if he was leaning towards leaving. I think he was increasingly finding that they [the Singapore system] were not very tolerable of his views.”
- Advertisement -

Last December, Amos Yee fled to the US to seek political asylum. Despite opposition from the Department of Homeland Security, he was granted asylum by a US immigration court on Tuesday (Sept 26).

https://theindependent.sg.sg/mfa-ambassador-at-large-mocks-amos-yee-once-again-nobody-outside-singapore-cares-about-obscure-yee/

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

JTC issues stop-work order on contractor that ‘erroneously’ cleared Kranji woodlands

Singapore – The contractor that “erroneously” cleared a forested area at Kranji has announced it has been issued a stop-work order by JTC and is assisting the developer with investigations on the issue. On Feb 16, state-owned industrial property developer JTC responded...

Clementi, Dover, Kranji: Singapore’s grand conservation plan is to plant trees and destroy forests

Yes, we love to plant trees. Since Lee Kuan Yew started the whole ritual, at least 10,000 saplings are planted every year since 1963 as part of the Tree Planting campaign. Impressive indeed. Singapore Clean and Green. At the same time,...

Ex-UOB vice-president charged with mishandling over S$5.4 million

Singapore—Sixty-five-year-old Ling Shek Lun, who used to be a  vice-president at UOB, has been charged with mishandling millions of dollars, reported straitstimes.com (ST) on Friday (Feb 19). Ling, a Singaporean who was charged in district court on Feb 10, faces two charges...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent