A 16-year old Singaporean boy has been arrested for insulting the country's late leader, Lee Kuan Yew.

According to reports, the teen posted an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.

In an 8-minute video titled "Lee Kuan Yew is finally dead", Yee celebrated the death of Singapore's founding father, calling him  a "horrible person".

He also made insensitive remarks about Christianity in the video and went on to compare Lee to Jesus, calling both "power-hungry and malicious" and went on to challenge the former leader's son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, to sue him.

The boy, Amos Yee was charged in a district court with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings but released him on Sg$20,000 (N2.8 million) bail.

In addition, he was also charged with putting into circulation an obscene object as well as for threatening, abusive or insulting communication under the city-state's newly enacted Protection from Harassment Act.

AFP reports that Yee smiled and fidgeted as the alleged offences were read to him in court.

According to a police statement, if convicted the teenager could face up to 3 years in jail, saying

"Police take a stern view of acts that could threaten religious harmony in Singapore"

Yee has been ordered by the judge to refrain from making any social media postings while the case is pending.