Judge Samuel Cole’s written decision on Amos Yee’s asylum bid

Amos Yee was granted asylum in the United States of America on Friday (24th March) and is expected to be released from the jail in Chicago where he is currently being detained, latest by Monday. [ LINK ]

Attached is the written decision by Immigration Judge Samuel Cole, who granted the asylum to the teenage blogger, for those who maybe interested.

A contentious point raised by Judge Samuel Cole which the Ministry of Home Affairs would surely disagree with is worth noting:

The evidence presented at the hearing demonstrates that Singapore’s prosecution of Yee was a pretext to silence his political opinions critical of the Singapore government.

His prosecution, detention and general maltreatment at the hands of the Singapore authorities demonstrates persecution on account of Yee’s political opinions.

Please click on this link to view/download the pdf file.

Still a Singapore citizen

Although Amos has been granted asylum, he is technically still a Singaporean and is liable for National Service, failing which he may be a wanted man and can be arrested whenever he is in Singapore’s jurisdiction, i.e transit at Changi Airport, in an oversea Singapore embassy, just to name a few.

However, Amos may apply for a Green Card (PR) after one year and remain in the United States of America permanently.

 

 

 

 

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38 Responses to “Judge Samuel Cole’s written decision on Amos Yee’s asylum bid”

  • Sharon Ann Gabriel:

    It was more of PM Lee on trial rather than Amos Yee. The PAP government has been declared an enemy of freedom by the judgement to grant Amos Yee asylum. It is an indictment against the PAP government authoritarian rule. PM Lee has been sent a strong message by Uncle Sam that he is running a police state.

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  • Good riddance:

    It’s so sweet that they spelt his name wrong. Says so much that he made no impression whatsoever at all despite being invited to the White House.

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  • Lee Hsia Lan:

    Why would Amos wants to step into spore ever again? What for return? For what? Maybe if he ever becomes part of the US government? Or to ‘pui’ on the dead body of that horrible man’s useless son?

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  • MarBowling:

    Heaven and the Barn Owl have eyes!

    Great Written Judgement by Judge Samuel Cole! Huat Arh!

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  • 负负得正:

    江山易改,本性难移

    在父母,国家的呵护下已不断的为自己制造麻烦,为别人
    制造麻烦,到了一个为全世界制造麻烦的地方,唯一的希
    望就是能有奇迹,能“负负得正”。

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  • Sinkies Deserve It:

    Feel so good the big, bad local bully got slapped twice this year. One by XJP over Terrex chia, and now by Uncle Sam over Amos.

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  • Ali Baba:

    This is proof enough that the US justice system is fair and certainly thorough, and is not under authoritative government interferences.

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  • LIONS:

    Judge “SAM” has not let down UNCLE SAM.
    YES,HE CAN!

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  • Elkay Whye:

    Amos is young.
    PAP is old and full of men in their later stages of life.

    Guess who has the last laugh?

    Via internet,Amos can access all news in sg and attack from without. He is fighting for the 30%.

    If life don get much worse in sg,the 30% may shrink further due to new citizens.

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  • oxygen:

    I READ THE ATTACHED PDF TEXT of Judge Samuel Cole’s decision. I thought that his ratio decidendi (the legal rationale behind that grant of asylum) is intense as it is robust. The obiter dicta (by way of comments of the learned judge) reference to the butt***king of Margaret Thatcher is HILARIOUS to be put into writing for permanent legal records.

    I doubt the Department of Homeland Security can find any hole in that judgment decision to lodge an appeal, let alone winning it.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Sharon Ann Gabriel:
    It was more of PM Lee on trial rather than Amos Yee. The PAP government has been declared an enemy of freedom by the judgement to grant Amos Yee asylum. It is an indictment against the PAP government authoritarian rule. PM Lee has been sent a strong message by Uncle Sam that he is running a police state.

    Response: Ha ha ha

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  • oxygen:

    @ Good riddance

    AMOS YEE’S NAME IS CORRECTLY SPELT – in Anglo Saxon’s culture, the surname appear last, given name will appear first. So Tan Ah Kow in Sinkieland will be recorded in LEGAL DATABASE and all other formal document as Ah Kow Tan

    Good riddance: It’s so sweet that they spelt his name wrong.

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  • South tapes KPKB:

    Good riddance:
    It’s so sweet that they spelt his name wrong. Says so much that he made no impression whatsoever at all despite being invited to the White House.

    Why are you bothered so much by a kid seeking his own freedom?
    Save your own skin from a silly shithole instead.

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  • Greedy Evil Corrupt Shameless:

    Evil PAP government is so quick to rebuke the US decision.
    Yet they are absolutely quiet when comes to MRT failures, lift failures, and all the countless failures arising everyday or meeting the genuine needs and hardships of all hardworking Singaporeans.
    It makes dafts wonder who are these greedy pigs working for, after demanding the world’s highest salaries, their oversized egoes or the welfare of stupid sinkies.

    Why bother so much with another country’s decision to accept a kid that the PAP already persecuted and rejected?? Isn’t that a good riddance for the evil Pappies?
    The greedy evil Pappies better get their priorities right as there are never forever dafts.
    After which dafts will seek to uncover all truths take those devils to task.

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  • suaku:

    Good riddance:
    It’s so sweet that they spelt his name wrong. Says so much that he made no impression whatsoever at all despite being invited to the White House.

    froggy in the well…
    amos pang sang yee the angmo way lah. family name or surname last! it is not wrong.
    amos yee pang sang is the sinkie way. nothing wrong also.

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  • USELESS GOVT:

    This useless PAP Govt has no moral principles and moral courage. The reputation of this country is badly tarnished by the shameful and embarrassing actions of this PAP govt. Their only interest is self-preservation so that they can continue to pay themselves millions of undeserved salaries. There will be no progress as long as these stupid clowns remain in Parliament.

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  • Mike:

    Even the judge noted that Calvin Cheng and Jason Neo were not prosecuted despite clearly causing racial animosity simply because they are political cronies of the people in charge.

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  • Mother-of-all payback:

    Amos got his revenge big-time on PAP. He not only got asylum from US but also shamed PAP for running a police state. No amount of “spin” from PAP can mitigate the damage done to PAP. Excellent The only reply PAP can come up with is that US can decide if it wants to keep Amos. How pathetic. Hopefully, Amos continues to speak out against PAP.

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  • magic:

    will pink forces descend upon mother mary and play magic? make her rice bowl disappear?

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  • Climate change:

    Wonderful n great news for real Singaporeans.We ve been oppressed by this scum govt n any negative news about this lowly rated govt will be much welcome.I hope to see the downfall of this parasistic govt soon.May the almighty grant my wishes.

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  • Lee Bino:

    Sinkies Deserve It:
    Feel so good the big, bad local bully got slapped twice this year. One by XJP over Terrex chia, and now by Uncle Sam over Amos.

    Some i speak to honestly got brainwashed to demonise Amos. Amos started out with fairly reasonable criticisms. But then he got tekkan and so he retaliated against Authoritarian knuckle dusting which is something he feels is evil and inhumane.

    So Amos began to speak even more rudely against the authoritarian ruler.

    Its like a person was actually sympathised but he got provoked to be rude to the bully and became the villain in the eyes of the brainwashed.

    To the brainwashed,everything the garmen do is right and bohbian. They never know how to think critically nor demand for evidence. They base on Believeing aka trust.Whatever one believes in becomes real in their brainwashed minds.

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  • make great publicity:

    magic:
    will pink forces descend upon mother mary and play magic? make her rice bowl disappear?

    No problem, Amos can make great publicity out of that. Besides, she will now be able to join her son in the US.

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  • Perspective:

    The truth is out. The 13-page opinion is as much a condemnation of the regime as it is an exoneration for AY by a U.S Court, not unlike the late JBJ’s exoneration by the Privy Council

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  • PAP has the mandate:

    Now Stinkies will know Stinkieland court is a joke.

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  • From Within is a Con Yew:

    There was never a from WITHIN.
    It was a trick, a make believe.

    Now we know the Archiles Heel is from WITHOUT.

    Authoritarianism relies on the tool called Law.
    Using laws as a means to an end.

    This method is not novel.
    Many regimes used it.
    Nothing impressive.
    Just a “best practice” being adopted.

    Authoritarianism loses most if not all of its brutality outside the country.

    Amos is Free to attack!

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  • FEAR OF BAD PUBLICITY:

    It’s certainly worthwhile to click on the link (in the Editorial) to download Judge Samuel Cole’s written decision. It contains the judges observations regarding the devious tactics PAP resort to deprive us Singaporeans of our constitutional and human right to freedom of expression. These includes control of the MSM and the alternative media; sure-win law suits and ban on public protests; police (search-without-warrant) harassment and selective prosecution (Amos was prosecuted but not PAP’s LKY and Jason Neo for “religious insults”).

    These tactics practiced by PAP over 5 decades are all too familiar to us. But Judge Cole has done Singapore and Singaporeans a great service by putting PAPs Machiavellian measures on record – for the whole world to read.

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  • New Egg Yoke:

    Wow, FINALLY, calling a spade a spade and the decision document was incredibly accurate, fluid and substantiated by reality. Yup, The world now sees Singapore-nei-noy aa what is is a regime and calling a SNAKE a SNAKE. No more wiggle room. The rats and snakes nest is now exposed for the whole world to see.Well DONE Judge, USA and now let’s watch how all the useless good for nothing million dollars bootlickers will fall over each other to bootlick the sore wounds of their Pink Dowager. Bravo!

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  • Sceptic:

    Amos lives in a world of his own and engages in too many offensive acts to have much of a chance to survive on his own in a foreign land. And he hardly possesses any visibly valuable skills that would allow him to eke a reasonable living in a foreign land.

    Many people already think Amos is insane. He is a danger to himself. He should have been locked up in IMH.

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  • BuyMeBakKutTeh:

    Amos… we are all waiting for you to expose Pap to the rest of the world!

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  • Authoritarian Supporter:

    Perspective:
    The truth is out. The 13-page opinion is as much a condemnation of the regime as it is an exoneration for AY by a U.S Court, not unlike the late JBJ’s exoneration by the Privy Council

    I worry about this judgement which proves that

    1. The most powerful country in the world, and the leader country of the free world has deemed that Amos was unfairly persecuted.

    2. Our 70%, me included, now has to face this fact, that though we support the way amos was treated, others around the world have deemed that it was political persecution.

    So, now, does that mean the value system of the 70% is being questioned? Are we inhumane and heartless abd brainwashed?

    1 People
    1 Nation
    1 Party
    1 View

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  • PAPPLP LSoc:

    In all my 80 years of life in Singapore except for the first 9 years , I have never seen the L Soc so enthusiastic in defending justice at international level. It is the first damn clear self admission of the prevalence of polanpaism even within the Constitutionally defined independent and nonpartisan institutions which are there to prevent power prejudiced decisionsand protect the citizenry against abuse of power by the Establishment especially in one Party dominated Parliament of a denocratic country. The very fact that Amos was first arrested with several charges including one on cally the nepotic chief a horrible man who ‘is finally dead’. This charge was dropped as any person with even micro brain would know that the charge would not hold water. The very fact that it was stupidly included showed the real cause of Amos’s first arrest. As for the charge of racial and religious ground, his was really convicted without calling for expert witness as to provide evidence how the religious faith and races were affected. As for Christianity, Jesus viewed all are sinners and that’s why he was sent to save these sinners. As Christians such persecution and feeling of hurt are incompatible with the teaching of Christ. No Singaporeans Muslims cried foul and demand blood as fervent as the nepotically modified democratic regime!
    Where was LS at that time? Where was LS when a PAPist derogatoriiy abuse our Muslim children going on outing in a bus? He was charge pd months later after repeated crying foul by netizens but was immediately release with a next to nothing verdict! Where was LS when even the old nepotic chief spoke rather derogatorily on the citizenry racially included?
    Really pathetic when professionalism become soiled by polanpism!

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  • Torque Cork:

    And i expect WP to be silent about this issue affecting the Reputation of the SG Justice system and image.
    WP has the onue to prove that my suspicion is wrong.

    As long as we keep quiet about this issue, and the Press and CNA not discuss about it, I am confident that the rest of the world will be ignorant of this FACT and influx of new citizens will continue or increase.

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  • RDB:

    Hey you guys & @Oxygen,

    He was referring to the US document in PDF that misspelt Loong as Long. Quite cute mistake as it should remind those PG so gaga even with Lee Kar Yew’s arckia son of XChina’s late Chairman Mao’s Long March! LOHLLLL as you may wish too at yourself for not having done same due diligence check by just jumping ship!

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  • Wrong name, leh:

    suaku: sinkie

    Er, I think the reference was about pinky’s name – long instead of loong.

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  • Free to be Whacked:

    EACH and every country has its own rules, laws and regulations.

    When a country allows its citizens to call its President a liar, a mysongist and a racist, this country will allow any tom, thug or terrorist into its territorty. Even the President’s executive order cannot prevent it. The judges sit high up. The sad part is innocent citizens who walk the streets may be killed or maimed because of inputs of uncouth, uncivilised and unlawful people. They are lurking in the neighbourhood. Stay there Amos. It is the right place for you – free to whack means free to be whacked.

    Singapore is neither North Korea nor USA. It is somewhere in between. By and large, most people are happy. Ideal place to bring up a family. The discontended and disgruntled may want to join Amos in USA — and play their game of “Russian Roulette”. The most ruthless sick bas***d will survive. Will you?

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  • Iman's case confirmed!:

    Iman has made seditious remarks against Christianity and Jew! He was condemned and spared by issuing an apology. Why are they not so religiosly kind to Amos, Dr Yacoob Ibrahim and Singapore Chritain leaders? Amos is a teenager who is on his path to maturity. Is his words so deadly compared to the adult, Iman, a religious leader of sort?

    Does it mean that Amos would not be so persecuted if the religious leaders are called to provide their evidence as to how deeply Amos has damaged their faith? Then why were the religious leaders not given a chance to show their forgiveness of Amos teenager’s “wrong perception” of their religion. Surely as Dr Yacook Ibrahim has so loudly tell Singaporeans and the world how kind, forgiving, openmindedness, tolerance or respect of religious faith, why hasn’t he came out the same way as to secure religious forgiveness from the Christians and Jews for his iman for Amos? An public explanation of his partiality between Iman and Amos is in order!

    Since Dr Yacoob Ibrahim has demonstrated religious tolerance in Singapore, he should secure compensation for the undue suffering of Amos apart from being humilated by cuffs and chains in his Court appearance. If explanation of no court submission and appearance of the leaders of the affected religious faith and Dr Yacoob Ibrahim’s noble religious tolerance and respect are forthcoming, Judge Samuel Cole would be proven correct in his judgement and the President of Law Soc and Criminal lawyers need clarify their unusual outburst at a foreign Judge or fellow fraternity!

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  • The Reality:

    It is clear that our Singapore government is anti-freedom of expression. Singaporeans live in a psychological prison. Money is somewhat full but spirits are very low and down. That’s why we have the lowest birth rates. People are complaining and negative because the PAP government prevents them from exercising their thoughts. This is why Singaporeans complain a lot. It’s pathological. The government has pathologised them to be kiasu and kiasi. Singaporeans are now nothing but GOOD RATS.

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  • US Judge demolish LKY's image?:

    It’s good that finally an outside neutral judge is able to tell us how abusive our PAP Government leaders has been treating its critics and citizens at large. In fact it now represents partially a judgement against Lee Kuan Yew himself when the US Judge in his final judgement agrees with what Amos Yee has been telling us all along. There was really nothing fearful about Amos’s writings and the only fear was created by PAP themselves to frighten critics into submission only.

    It is really a slap against our PAP leaders who tries to act as if they are so righteous. Its best that we should not really believe in whatever PAP leaders tell us at face value when in fact they tend to always have a hidden agenda when they tell us something.

    Congratulations to Amos for being given a chance to lead a new life in the US especially when our vindictive PAP leaders deny him his rightful place in his own country by all means.

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