Rogue teen blogger Amos Yee has been remanded for two weeks at Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health (IMH) to assess his suitability for a mandatory treatment order (MTO).
The court heart Tuesday that, according to a psychiatrist, 16-year-old Yee may be suffering from autism spectrum disorder. An MTO could see him undergoing psychiatric treatment for two years, in lieu of incarceration. Yee will be back in court again on July 6.
Yee came to notoriety earlier this year after he posted a lengthy rant on his YouTube page that insulted former Singapore leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christians. He also posted a lewd image depicting Lee and former British PM Margaret Thatcher engaging in a sex act.