AGC tried to force a confession from Li Shengwu

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Lee Hsien Loong and Angela Merkel, at the G20. Lee’s siblings have accused him of betraying the legacy of their father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore’s government has been trying for two weeks to get the Harvard economist Li Shengwu, a grandson of Singapore’s founder, Lee Kuan Yew, to apologize for comments he made in a private Facebook post that were seen as critical of the country’s leadership.

The Singapore attorney general’s office even drafted an apology letter for Mr. Li to sign, in which he would admit to contempt of court and to making what it called “false and baseless” statements.

But on Friday, Mr. Li declined to give in to the demands of the government, which is led by his uncle, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and refused to sign the apology. In the Facebook post last month, he said that some foreign news outlets engaged in self-censorship when covering the prime minister because of the threat of legal action in Singapore.

More: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/world/asia/singapore-family-feud-facebook.html

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