Tag: Li Shengwu

AGC: Li Shengwu must keep defending himself if he has “nothing to hide”

Singapore—The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) said on Thursday (Jan 23) that Li Shengwu, the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, should keep on defending himself and appear when the cross-examination is scheduled for his contempt of court case, if he has "nothing to hide.” The AGC...

Li Shengwu refuses to take part in proceedings for allegedly “scandalising the judiciary”, removes cousin Li Hongyi from Facebook friends list

In a Facebook post this evening (Jan 22), shared by his father Lee Hsien Yang, Mr Li Shengwu announced his refusal to continue to participate in the proceedings against him by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for "scandalising the judiciary". Mr Li wrote: "I have an...

“A superstar of the Bar.” A profile on David Pannick, legal advisor to Li Shengwu

Singapore—On September 25, Li Shengwu announced via his Facebook page that for the past two years, his legal team has been getting advice from David Pannick. Mr Li wrote, “I’m grateful for Lord Pannick’s guidance and help, even as he has been in the...

Old video of Li Shengwu resurfaces, says about LKY, “looking both at what’s happened to the family and what’s happened to S’pore’s institutions – I just don’t know what...

An old video of Li Shengwu, nephew of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has resurfaced, circulating on social media. In the video, he not only speaks about politics and how he fears for his family to live in Singapore, he also talks about...

Historian says “it would be a devastating blow for Hongyi’s credibility” if he faced off with Lee Hsien Yang in next GE

Historian Michael Barr talked about the possibility of both Lee Hsien Yang and Li Hongyi contesting the next General Election (GE) and discussed what the outcome might be if both men directly faced each other in an electoral fight, in a recent interview. Prof Barr,...

Why is the Straits Times so averse to publishing news about Lee Hsien Yang and family?

Mainstream media (MSM) publications like the Straits Times - Singapore Press Holdings' flagship English paper - continue to remain averse to publishing news stories about founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's youngest son, Lee Hsien Yang and his family. The Straits Times has even gone...

Lee Hsien Yang appears to agree that self-censorship reigns in Singapore’s mainstream media

In his latest post on Facebook, Lee Hsien Yang shared an article by Yahoo Singapore assistant news editor Nicholas Yong who commented on how self-censorship and unequal access are hallmarks in local journalism. Mr Lee is founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's youngest son and...

Wedding of Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson and his boyfriend maybe a watershed moment for LGBT rights in Singapore

Singapore—On Friday, May 24, Li Huanwu, grandson of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, married his boyfriend Heng Yirui in Cape Town, South Africa. In South Africa, same-sex marriages were legalised more than a dozen years ago. Singapore, however, remains subject to Section 377A of...

Breaking news: Case proceeds against Li Shengwu

Singapore—Li Shengwu, the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, posted an update on his case on Monday, April 1. The son of Lee Hsien Yang noted that while the Attorney General did not succeed in getting new rules to be retroactively applied in Mr...

Calls for Li Shengwu to return and fight for Singapore resound as Lee Hsien Yang shares an old picture of baby Shengwu with LKY

Several Singaporeans are calling on founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's grandson Li Shengwu to return to Singapore and fight for the nation. These calls come as his father, Lee Hsien Yang, shared a old photograph on the occasion of Shengwu's birthday, last Monday. The...