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Singapore's controversial teen blogger Amos Yee has been arrested yet again a year after he was convicted of hurting religious feelings and spending time in the jail.

Singapore authorities said several reports were lodged against him for allegedly hurting religious or racial feelings deliberately. Yee was ordered to report to a police station a number of times for investigations after the police reports were lodged, but he failed to do so.

"The offence under Section 298 of the Penal Code relates to online remarks made in November last year that contained offensive and disparaging remarks against various religious communities," police said.

The police said that he had even left the country soon after that and "remained overseas for a prolonged period until his return in April."

After his return, Yee was sent a warrant to report again but he still did not. In response to the media queries, the police said a 17-year-old male Singaporean was arrested for offences under Sections 174 and 298 of the Penal Code.

The first offence concerns a failure to attend a session as ordered by a public servant whereas the second one is related to online comments which he made last November containing "offensive and disparaging remarks against various religious communities".

In November last year Yee had referred to Islam in a blog post as he shared his thoughts on comments made by former Nominated MP Calvin Cheng about children and terrorists.

He was supposed to have gone to Jurong Police Division on December 14 and 22 last year to assist with investigations. But instead has been claimed to have run away from home.

Yee came into the attention of the police authorities when he uploaded a video on March 27, four days after the death of the founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Amos Yee had also made a series of posts critical of the government and the ruling People's Action Party (PAP).

He later posted an obscene image on his blog, hurting Christian religious sentiments. After this Yee again posted another video of the police at his home to issue him a warrant to appear at the Jurong Police Division.

He was convicted last year and was sentenced to four week's jail on July 6, but was later released as he had already spent time in jail before the eventual conviction.

The teen blogger's mother secured his release by posting a successful bail application and the police said investigation is going on.

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