Lee Hsien Yang’s son Li Shengwu backs up dad’s and aunt’s statement on PM Lee and Ho Ching

The plot thickens. Lines being drawn.

By Jeanette Tan | June 14, 2017

You might remember Li Shengwu from the funeral of Lee Kuan Yew:

His eulogy, as well as that of his cousin Lee Hong Yi, were one of two most-viewed clips from the late founding Prime Minister’s funeral online, from the Prime Minister’s Office YouTube channel.

Li also happens to be PM Lee’s younger brother Lee Hsien Yang’s son.

He is 32 this year, and is a bright young man. Won two scholarships and did his PhD in Stanford University. Also happens to be a great debater (more here).

And he is back — daringly commenting on the explosive saga that’s unfolding between his dad, his aunt and his uncle.

You know, the one who is in charge of everything that’s happening in Singapore. That one.

Here’s his post:

And here’s what he said, in case you can’t see it:

“I generally avoid commenting on Singapore politics, but this is an exception.

In the last few years, my immediate family has become increasingly worried about the lack of checks on abuse of power. The situation is now such that my parents have made plans to relocate to another country, a painful decision that they have not made lightly. The details are below.”

It’s fascinating that Li also finds it necessary to speak up about this — when the essence of his dad and aunt’s statement appears to chiefly centre on the demolition of the late Lee’s house on 38, Oxley Road.

Li posted this at 2:19am on his Facebook page. In response to a friend of his who asked him why it wasn’t out in Singapore’s media yet (we were busy sleeping, for one), he said this:

Screenshot from Li Shengwu’s Facebook page

Whoa whoa whoa.

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S’pore mainstream media grappling with reporting Lee household saga

Lee Kuan Yew’s stance on the demolition of his Oxley Road home is well-publicised and documented

PM Lee responds: My siblings’ statement has hurt our father’s legacy

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Lee Hsien Yang wants to leave Singapore, publishes open letter with sister to criticise PM Lee

 

Top photo: screenshot via Singapore government YouTube channel

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About Jeanette Tan

Jeanette takes pride in her ability to sing the complete lyrics to Hakuna Matata and a host of other Disney songs. She holds out hope to someday be talent-spotted to do voice-overs for documentaries, lifts and automated telephone answering systems.

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