Composition of ministerial committee ‘fundamentally flawed’: Lee Hsien Yang

 

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38 Oxley Road. (Photo: CNA/Howard Law) 

The membership of the ‘secret committee’ tasked to decide on the fate of 38 Oxley Road is ‘fundamentally flawed’, says Lee Hsien Yang in his latest post responding to DPM Teo Chee Hean’s finally revealing of the members of the ministerial committee comprising Cabinet members.

Teo had claimed the members were those ‘responsible for heritage, land issues and urban planning’. But Lee Hsien Yang was not convinced. He questioned why ‘one’s subordinates’ should ‘be sitting arbitrating an issue related to their boss.’

LHY also singled out K Shanmugam’s membership as having a clear conflict of interest as the Minister had ‘advised Lee Kuan Yew and us on options to help achieve Lee Kuan Yew’s wishes, and the drafting of the demolition wish.’

Hsien Yang also said that when they had raised this in writing to Minister Lawrence Wong, they were brushed off with the statement: “Nothing you have stated precludes any member of the Cabinet from taking part in the Committee’s work or its deliberations, with the exception of the Prime Minister.”

He found the earlier refusal to identify the members of the committee ‘troubling’.  What made matters worse was that K Shanmugam was indeed a member and that he too was complicit in this refusal, as he is an ‘experienced Senior Counsel and Minister for Law’, who should ‘well understand the problem of conflicts of interests.’

 

LHL had admitted to Parliament that demolition was in line with LKY’s ideals of not allowing a personality cult to form

In a facebook post today, Lee Hsien Yang revealed that in Apr 2015, LHL had conveyed to Parliament Mr Lee KY’s wishes for there not to be “any monument” left of him. And that that was in line with the very ‘ideals he lived by and fought for’. This was because he did not want to “allow a personality cult to grow around him, much less encourage one himself”.

This makes it as clear as day LKY’s very own wishes and ‘ideals’, which current IB members are trying to stir – saying preservation of the house would somehow be aligned to ‘LKY’s ideals’, and that ‘although’ LKY had said he wished the house demolished, ‘the government’ can decide, ‘according to the Law’, stating a clause that allows the Minister, in this case, Lawrence Wong, to decide what happens to leftover properties.

But before we go into that, let’s take a look at how blatantly Lee Hsien Loong contradicts himself in his letter to LWL and LHY on 18 Sep 2015, just days after his party won a landslide victory at GE2015. Now, he claims LKY ‘never said’ he ‘opposed to any monuments to himself’. He said, through his lawyer, that ‘Mr Lee felt that it was necessary for Singapore to have appropriate monuments / memorials which would commemorate Singapore’s founding fathers, including himself, and had given careful thought to how this could be done.’

Very clearly, something struck LHL. Most probably the results of GE2015 did, that he could do anything he wanted, and most importantly, tap on the good name of LKY, to milk political mileage for himself. And perhaps upon the advice of wife, now wanted to build up this ‘cult’ around ‘founding fathers, especially LKY’, to pave the way for his own son, Li Hongyi, to take over him in due course. Why leave the riches to outside Lee, right?

LHY: How could Lee Kuan Yew not know when he initialled right beneath the Demolition Clause?

Lee Hsien Yang, brother of Lee Hsien Loong, has responded to LHL’s allegations that question the integrity of the Last Will by showing a picture of LKY signing underneath the Clause that stated the late father’s intention to have the house demolished in the Will.

It would hence bring into question LHL’s integrity in his ‘statutory declaration’.

And social media was quick to remind us of the consequences of lying when making a statutory declaration:

Li Shengwu ‘suans’ yes-men within the PAP

“Twelve hours ago I gave the following statement to AFP: “Not only do I intend never to go into politics, I believe that it would be bad for Singapore if any third-generation Lee went into politics. The country must be bigger than one family.”

Today we are going to learn a lot about the country of my birth. We are going to learn whether (as I hope) the ruling party is still full of men and women of quality and strong character, or whether “it is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”” -said the grandson of late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and son of Lee Hsien Yang.

LWL and co. now on same page as CSJ and co. on idea of state of Singapore’s affairs and the country’s future

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The SDP weighs in on the issue.

Gone were the days rhetoric against the Lee family regime came solely and exclusively from the society’s sidelined or marginalised exiles, dissidents or ‘liars’ or ‘psychopaths’ like JBJ and Chee Soon Juan.

Now the very brother and sister and sister-in-law of the sitting Prime Minister, as well as the grandson of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew – who called his contemporary opponents liars and psychopaths and jailed them for suggesting nepotism, corruption, after exhausting the communist cat-calling dealt to earlier troublemakers whom he invoked the ISA on for their alleged ‘crime’ in trying to overthrow the state or undermine the legitimacy of his government – are saying the same words used by those courageous revolutionaries.

‘Lee Hsien Loong wants to build a dynasty.’

‘He’s out to milk political mileage from his father.’

‘He puts his own people at the helm.’

‘His wife over-reaches power.’

‘He abuses power.’

‘He silences us, monitors us, and controls the state media.’

These very words come from the very closest relatives of Mr Lee Hsien Loong, the current PM and eldest son of LKY.

 

Lee Hsien Loong needs to prove his innocence on these four points

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State funeral carried out to remember LKY in 2015. Pic credit: CNA

An independent investigation ought to be carried out looking into these serious matters of concern

The eldest brother has said he is ‘disapppointed’ the ‘family affair’ was publicised, but no, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, we need answers/ specific clarifications (if possible, independent inquiry) into these allegations:

1) that you used your position as prime minister to obtain documents (Deed of Gift) given to the ministry via Lawrence Wong. (abuse of powers)

2) that your wife, Ho Ching, has ‘pervasive influence’ that ‘extends well beyond her job purview’ despite not being an elected official or govt official. (conflict of interest and overreach of power)

3) that you made your personal lawyer, Lucien Wong, the Attorney-General in Jan 2017. (favouritism/ nepotism)

4) that you monitored your two siblings so much that Lee Hsien Yang, your own brother, wants to leave the country. (threatening/ police state)

re: https://goo.gl/G71SrX

I am sorry, but this is not merely a ‘family issue’ to be ‘settled in private’ anymore, rather it is a political issue of national concern. The CIA would have come in by now, if we were in America.

Albert Tay