Ho Ching was not in Singapore on the date Lee Hsien Yang said she had taken LKY's papers. Oops.

Nice try. Next Facebook post please.

Chan Cheow Pong | June 22, 2017, 09:35 PM

[UPDATE: The National Heritage Board on Thursday night said in a statement that it had made a clerical error with recording the dates of receipt of the items as February 6, 2015. They actually received the documents Ho passed to them on April 6, not in February. The exhibition these items were showcased at ran until late June 2015.]

In his latest Facebook post on his feud with brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Lee Hsien Yang (LHY) trained his sights on his sister-in-law, Temasek Holdings CEO Ho Ching, claiming that she had accessed founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s papers and handed them to the National Heritage Board (NHB), after LKY was admitted to hospital on Feb. 5, 2015.

LHY used strong language to describe Ho's conduct, describing what had happened on Feb 6 as "deeply troubling", given that she did not hold any official position, but yet purportedly acted under the “auspices” of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Ho has not made any clarifications so far.

But an online search throws up a PMO press release that announced PM's visit to Germany and Spain from Feb 1 to 6, 2015.

The third paragraph from the end stated that Ho accompanied PM for the visit to two European countries.

The last paragraph also stated that then Deputy Prime Minister, Co-ordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean was the Acting Prime Minister from Feb 1 to 7, 2015, which indicated that PM Lee and his delegation would not have returned to Singapore before Feb 7.

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, here's one photo of Ho from PM Facebook on Feb 7, 2015:

LHY has since backtracked on his allegations by posting this update:

CNA has kindly pointed out to us that Ho Ching may have been on an official trip on 6 Feb. In that case, since this official NHB document lists Ho Ching as the PMO point of contact, can she please identify the subordinate she instructed to take our father's belongings?

But it remains unclear why National Heritage Board would want to accept those papers in the first place, before LKY's passing (Mar 23, 2015).

Anyway, let's thank CNA for becoming LHY's very own researcher. It's a pity he prefers to give exclusive interviews to the international media though.

Top image Ho Ching Facebook

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