Lee Wei Ling: My father, Lee Kuan Yew, has always been the man in charge, including for his final will

She wrote, 'Papa knew what he was signing, and any suggestion otherwise beggars belief.'

Jeanette Tan | February 28, 2020, 08:09 PM

Lee Wei Ling has made her second round of comments responding to the findings of the Disciplinary Tribunal convened to look into alleged improper conduct on the part of her sister-in-law, Lee Suet Fern, in the finalisation and signing of Wei Ling's late father and founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (LKY)'s final Will.

In a Facebook post on Friday (Feb. 28) evening, Wei Ling laid out some reasons to supposedly show that LKY had "always been the man in charge", and that things weren't different for the signing of his final Will and Codicil.

The Codicil is the section he added on to his will a couple of weeks after signing the final Will. These included:

  1. An email from him that said "OK. Do not wait for Kim Li (the lawyer who worked with him on his previous six Wills). Engross and I will sign it before a solicitor in (Lee Suet) Fern's office, or from any other office".
  2. A verbal conversation LKY had with Wei Ling that he specifically wanted to revert to his first Will (the one that was drafted and signed in 2011), and that all he wanted was a witness.

    "He wanted very prompt follow up and was indifferent where the lawyer came from," she wrote.

  3. The fact that LKY had read and initialled every page of the final Will, including the page with the inserted demolition clause (this was inserted because it wasn't in the sixth Will). Not only that, he also signed two copies of the final version of the Will.

    "Some two weeks later, Lee Kuan Yew reread his will. He then drafted and executed a codicil to the will which referenced the will."

She also used Point 3 to contend her brother and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's sworn statement regarding the matter that there was no evidence that LKY knew the demolition clause had been added to the final version of the Will he signed.

And the saga goes on.

You can read her full post here:

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