It looks like the Lee family feud will not be abating anytime soon.
Shortly after Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam waded into the public spat between the Lee siblings, Lee Hsien Yang has fired another salvo.
Targeting PM Lee's wife Ho Ching in his latest post, Hsien Yang claimed that Ho had handed a number of LKY's papers to the National Heritage Board (NHB) under the "auspices" of the Prime Minister's Office, after LKY was admitted to hospital on Feb. 5, 2015.
Here is his full post:
LKY was admitted gravely ill into the ICU on 5 February 2015. The next day, Ho Ching helped herself to a number of LKY's papers. These she handed to the NHB (ostensibly on loan) under the auspices of the Prime Minister's Office.
She had no business doing this when LKY was in ICU and it is deeply troubling that someone can represent the PMO despite holding no official position.
Hsien Yang also included this picture of a document listing down the items which he said Ho Ching had handed to NHB:
Here are the items listed:
- Red Ministerial Box and key with key pouch
- Cambridge University Reporter, 18 June 1949
- Memo from Director of Posts, Singapore, 11 Feb 1952
- Letter to Mr Lee Kuan Yew from J. Laycock and Laycock & Ong, 13 April 1953 Envelop
- Telegram from Lee Kuan Yew, 26 Sept 1958
This is the first time Hsien Yang has backed up his criticisms against Ho with evidence.
When the Lee family feud was first ignited by Hsien Yang in his letter last week, he had allegations against her in his open letter, claiming that Ho had over-stepped her boundaries in her capacity as PM Lee's wife.
It remains to be seen whether Ho will step in to clarify matters.
Top image via Lucasmatti on Wikimedia Commons, and Overseas Singaporean's Youtube Video