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A court in Singapore has sentenced a man to eight months in jail for publishing anti-foreigner material on his website. Yang Kaiheng, 27, pleaded guilty to sedition and sowing discord between locals and foreigners. Prosecutors said he had made up stories "designed to provoke hatred against foreigners in Singapore". The judge said the website, The Real Singapore, ran controversial content purely to generate advertising revenue.

Lately, Singapore has become even worse than Saudi Arabia in terms of freedom of speech. First it was Amos Yee, and now Yang Kaiheng. The church is dictating the terms here, despite Christians consisting less than 10% of the total population. The main provocation for his arrest was the reporting of the fanatic Christian attack on the Hindu Thaipusam festival, in which a group of evangelical Filipino immigrants attacked the Hindu worshippers (Singaporean nationals) and abused them. The mainstream media censored the news, while The Real Singapore published it, despite threats from the authorities.

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