6/26/2015

Amos Yee – Baffling saga

‘I find the whole saga of “managing Amos” baffling. First, months ago, Amos’ mother told the court that Amos was assessed on 2 separate occasions before the trial began, by IMH psychiatrist(s).’ – Ang Yong Guan

Dr Ang is a psychiatrist in private practice. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1979 and did his postgraduate training in psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh between 1984 and 1986. He served as a military doctor with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for 23 years from 1980 to 2003 (17 of which as a military psychiatrist) and retired, with the rank of Colonel, as Head of Psychological Care Centre, Military Medicine Institute, SAF Medical Corps.

Dr Ang was the president of Singapore Psychiatric Association (1997-1998); chairman of the Chapter of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine (2001- 2003); and member of National Council on Problem Gambling (2005 – 2011). He is currently founder-chairman of Action Group for Mental Illness (from 2004 to the present), a national advocacy group championing for the mentally ill.

Finally, after so long, there is someone with a unquestionable credential on Psychiatry speaks out. No one can doubt whether his degrees are real or fake or from some degree mills. Ang Yong Guan’s qualification and experience are rock solid, a local talent and authority in this field. He posted an article in his Facebook and reposted in the TRE titled ‘ Psychiatrist: ‘Managing Amos’ saga baffling’.

This is the first time a person of authority and carrying some weight has spoken voluntarily on the Amos case. Let’s see if there is anyone else of some standing that would be bitten by his conscience to open his golden mouth to say something about this case.

Amos Yee is now in IMH and according to his mother he is the only sane person there among the insane. Poor boy.  If he is not mad, his residency in the company of the mad will get to him.  Is managing Amos Yee baffling?

I dunno. I really dunno. 人在做天在看

Here is a comment in his post at TRE

Detention Barracks: June 26, 2015 at 8:54 am  Detention Barracks(Quote)

@Ang
'As ex-Army Colonel shouldn’t you access whether he is suitable for enlisted straight to Detention Barracks instead?
You seems to forgotten your root that feed you for your career. Turning your back against the hand that feed you is not going to get any votes !
Seems like you have been influenced by Glucose Chee a serial loser than turn against his mentor.’

The reason for this comment is to chastise Ang Yong Guan for being ungrateful which is more important than being right or wrong. Being grateful is more important than being morally righteous and just, the rule of law can go down the drain.

PS. Amos' mother Mary Toh also has a post in TRE titled 'A mother visits her son in IMH'. Reading it gives one a creepy feeling and a sense of haplessness.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am grateful to LKY and his team of old guards for building up Singapore.
That is why I am voting Opposition.
To preserve and protect Singaporeans and Singapore from all real and perceived threats.

patriot said...

Is it not possible for Dr Ang Yong Guan to offer/volunteer his service to Amos Yee?
With his expettise and

supurb standing, his diagnosis on the Boy should be beyond refute. He(Dr Ang) should also be in a very good position to prescribe the Treatment for Amos Yee; if the Latter does need any.

Is Dr Ang Yong Guan prepared to save a boy from further ordeal?

Some lawyers have rendered pro bono help to Amos and his family, hpoe other professionals would do likewise.

patriot

Anonymous said...

Coming up with the "correct" diagnosis for Amos Yee is very important.
We must keep testing and testing until we get the "correct" answer.

Anonymous said...


Like uncle rb, I oso donno what to say lah.

But I know that........做人要心安里得ly!

Yes 做人要心安里得ly!

心安里得ly 心安里得ly! 心安里得ly!

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

In the old days anyone opposing the PAP was slapped with harbouring communist ideology and had to be destroyed on trumped up charges.

Now that communism is no longer the bogeyman, the new stigma is mental disorder. They attempted to stick those charges on Chee Soon Juan and Lawyer Ravi but were not very convincing. When the truth hurts, they will do anything to make sure it does not see the light of day.

Anonymous said...

I find the whole saga of “managing Amos” baffling.
Ang Yong Guan

I also find Ang Yong Guan and team under SDP could even lose to PAP Minister Vivian last GE baffling.

So will Ang Yong Guan be able to win in next GE, assuming he contest under Sinkie First Party? Will the majority (aka 60%) Sinkies make him come first in number of votes won?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

The only consolation to Amos and his mother is to sell the movie rights of his story to Hollywood to make 'One fly over the cuckoo nest II'. Amos can play himself and get rich and famous after that, provided he is still sane after the ordeal is over.

Anonymous said...

The only consolation to Amos and his mother is to sell the movie rights of his story to Hollywood...
RB 12:35 p.m.

You may have a point.

And that could perhaps even be their plan too. If not, what's the point (WP) of Amos going through all these, and his mother being unable (or unwilling) to have any control ( and I can't believe it!) over her son's behaviour and actions all this while?

Anonymous said...

I think Amos mixing with people like Roy and how some anti estab personalities had also stand up and spoken for him and worse, even bringing it up to the UN, may have something to do with what he is going through now. And those who know PAP will know what I mean.

There is definitely more to it than meets the eye. And I think Amos is neither stupid nor mad, which even his parents think so too.

Virgo 49 said...

Not baffling lost to vivi as the daft voters voted themselves to be screwed by vivi and members.

Sinkies does not deserve any koh lian sympathy
as they deserved to be screwed by the very self serving Mps that they voted in.

Anonymous said...

There is no reason to read any conspiracy theory over this disgraceful issue. The poor young boy is being raped in prison by the authorities holding power in Singapore. I'm not exaggerating - he is reported to have to expose his penis to urinate into a jar when tied to his bed in an open ward. The people holding power are vicious and demonic. There's all there is to it.

Beyond that, all those who keep quiet are accessories to the crime committed by the authorities. All those in our Law institutions - the Law schools and the Harvard - do you think any employer will look at their degrees obtained in this lawless country with any respect? Will these graduates even be employable in countries that respect the Law?

b said...

It is quite inhuman to treat a sane boy insane just because he likes to write about certain thing. Hope the authorities can learn to be open minded and learn from LKY. If LKY had been a person who was echoing what the then ruler wanted him to echo, Sg will not be so progressive today. LKY did went against the ruling party then.

b said...

The authorities can just reprimand him, help him involve in some social work so that he has a higher purpose to live and something better to do. Since he is so good in writing stuff, he can help the many old people to write letters to MPs/authorities requesting for different assistance in housing/transport/living etc. This is a better win win situation. It does not have to end up as such an ugly situation like now.

patriot said...

It is BAFFLING to me why the EXPERTS IN LEGAL MATTER AND MEDICAL PROFESSION ARE NOT CONTRIBUTING THEIR EXPERTISE IN THE AMOS YEE'S CASE.

What are their knowledges for if they are NOT USE FOR THE WELLBEINGS OF FELLOW HUMANS? ?

patriot

Anonymous said...

What are their knowledges for if they are NOT USE FOR THE WELLBEINGS OF FELLOW HUMANS? ?
patriot
June 26, 2015 5:38 p.m.

- What is wrong with collecting more money?
- the elite of our society has been guided accordingly

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ Detention Barracks, via RB:

>> You seems to forgotten your root that feed you for your career. <<

Aiyah brudder, why lidat lah. Chill out. The doc is being professional, and has not taken any sides. He probing, looking for "stuff". Let the man do his work, no reason to be nasty to him.

Anonymous said...

patriot said...

It is BAFFLING to me why the EXPERTS IN LEGAL MATTER AND MEDICAL PROFESSION ARE NOT CONTRIBUTING THEIR EXPERTISE IN THE AMOS YEE'S CASE.

What are their knowledges for if they are NOT USE FOR THE WELLBEINGS OF FELLOW HUMANS? ?

You mean they cannot use their knowledge to fix up people and get paid for it or get promoted?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I am grateful to LKY and his team of old guards for building up Singapore.
That is why I am voting Opposition.
To preserve and protect Singaporeans and Singapore from all real and perceived threats.

Just wondering if this is the general view of the almost 1 million NS men who had been conscripted into service since 1967! Or majority bo chap! Like that we are finished & doomed liau.

SAF code of conduct:

At all times, we must bear in mind that
we are the protector of our citizens

Anonymous said...

No, now we must protect foreigners first.