PM Lee: Siblings asked for “improper and irresponsible” terms in original ceasefire offer

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has responded to his siblings, Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang’s ceasefire offer by accepting to manage the dispute over their family home in private, before calling their initial truce offer as “improper and irresponsible.”

The children of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew have been embroiled in a feud had spilled over into the public domain last month when the two younger siblings charged that the PM abused his power to thwart their father’s willed desire to demolish their house at 38 Oxley Road via a secret ministerial committee and that he used state organs to persecute them.

After alleging that the PM took the “improper forum” of Parliament to “whitewash himself” and that he has refused to submit himself to any independent committee, the siblings nevertheless offered a ceasefire and an indefinite hiatus to the release of further “evidence” against the head of government, as long as they nor their father’s wish are attacked or misrepresented.

In response, the PM released a written statement via the PMO saying that their decision to stop carrying on the dispute in public was what he was trying to achieve all along.

In their joint statement released earlier today, the younger siblings reinforced their allegations against the PM which he refuted in his own reply, stating that he stands by his refutations made in Parliament this week.

The PM also addressed the siblings’ claims that he refused an offer of a truce made in private, in mid-June this year.

They provided some background as to what led them to bring the matter into the spotlight:

“Hsien Loong quarrelled with us on 12 April 2015, the day our father’s will was read. He wanted to state before Parliament the next day that our father had changed his mind and that there was no need to demolish the house at 38 Oxley Road. Naturally we could not agree, as that story was untrue. He was also angry that Wei Ling had an unfettered right to live in the house. He shouted at us and intimidated us. It was the crossing of the Rubicon. He has not spoken to us since.
“Shortly thereafter, Hsien Loong wrote to tell us that he had hired a lawyer (Lucien Wong) to deal with the situation, and asked who our lawyers were. We were gobsmacked. We were siblings discussing our father’s house. We had to get our own lawyers. Soon, Hsien Loong ceased to communicate with us directly. The first Chinese New Year reunion after our father’s death, our brother invited all relatives except us.
“We attempted to reach out over the past two years, through various intermediaries. We privately offered a ceasefire shortly after our statement of 14 June 2017. Our attempts at reconciliation were rebuffed.”

In his reply, PM Lee specifically touched on the original ceasefire that was issued shortly after 14 June 2017, claiming:

“My siblings referred to a ceasefire offer from them. They wanted me to call off my Ministerial Statement and the debate in Parliament, disband the Ministerial Committee, and not respond to their accusations. I could not agree to do any of that. It would have been improper and irresponsible.”

52 COMMENTS

  1. “Through various intermediates”. So it is true that lhl engage Lucien Wong to handle the communication with his two siblings.

  2. “Ultimately, it is up to the government, and the people of Singapore, to decide whether and how to hold Lee Hsien Loong to account.” Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang, 6 July 2017

    We get the government that we deserve.

  3. Honestly, it’s good to hear that the Lee siblings has agree to mend the fence and end the family feud quietly. Singaporeans are sick and tired of the whole saga for the past two weeks of allegations and counter allegations to and fro from both parties. Family feud should be settled in private and by all means should not involved in open plateform by using parliament or social media to settle score. Furthermore, it bring shame and disgrace to Singapore and Singaporeans to publicly show the world that Singapore is a rowdy and disgruntled population that ironically, is one unique country in the world that is proud of its achievement to live together peacefully in harmony in a multi-racial and multi-cultural societies as one united people.

    • Ask LHL to hold a referendum for all Singaporean to decide since it’s for all of us. That’s the surest and best way to put the matter to rest.

    • Because he thinks that an attack on him is an attack on his government. He seems confused, sometimes acting as PM, sometimes acting as a brother/son.

  4. I am very baffled by LHL’s claim that all along he wanted to keep the family matter private yet he engaged a lawyer to represent him and had no communication with his siblings. This is very troubling and inconsistent

  5. He is known to be a bully and coward…..so there is no surprised that he uses his position to intimidate people….worry not…cos he is going to pay dearly with his bad karma…

  6. Washing your dirty laundry to the public is always not a smart move afterall. Take them that long to figure out. Hate & Anger always spin people head over common sense

  7. A TALL KHAYAK SENEGALENSIS TREE FELL ON A CAR IN TAMPINES, DRIVER UNHURT, AFTER A HEAVY RAINFALL.

    BETWEEN JUNE AND AUGUST IS USUALLY A HOT PERIOD.

    BUT I NOTICED IT HAD RAINED FOR FEW DAYS ON AND OFF AND IT LASTED BETWEEN 1 – 2 HOURS ONLY, OR FEW HOURS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.

    NOTE
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    LATELY, NOTICED SEVERAL “BIG” TREES HAD FALLEN DESPITE RELEVANT AUTHORITY REPORTED THE TREES WERE RECENTLY CHECKED.

    RECALLED BEFORE THIS CASE, A BIG TREE AT BOTANIC GARDEN SUDDENLY FELL (DESPITE FINE WEATHER??) ON A WOMAN WHO DIED AS A RESULT.

    AND THE RELEVANT AUTHORITY ALSO CLAIMED THAT PARTICULAR TREE WAS ALSO CHECKED JUST FEW MONTHS AGO!!

    HOW MUCH CAN WE BELIEVE WHAT THE RELEVANT AUTHORITY HAD CLAIMED?

    OR IS IT SINGAPORE LAND HAS BECOME “TOO BARREN” NOW, CAUSED MAINLY BY THE DIGGINGS OF THE GROUND FOR MRT CONSTRUCTIONS HERE AND THERE? THE ROOTS OF THESE TREES THUS BECOME TOO UNSTABLE AND THEREFORE UNABLE TO WITHSTAND ANY ERROSIONS BY “HUMANS”?

    AND POSSIBLY, DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE!!

    IF THINGS LIKE THIS CAN EASILY HAPPENED IN A SMALL COUNTRY LIKE SINGAPORE NOW, YOU CAN EXPECT IT TO HAPPEN IN ANY OTHER COUNTRIES WHOSE LAND SIZES ARE MUCH BIGGER THAN SINGAPORE!! MORE ERROSIONS BY BOTH “NATURE AND HUMANS” IN LARGER SCALES.

    AND THEN, IMAGINE IT CAN HAPPEN ON A GLOBAL SCALE AT THE SAME MOMENTUM THROUGHOUT AND ACROSS MANY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. I THINK THE EFFECT CAN BE “VERY DRASTIC” IN YEARS TO COME, AND DOWN THE ROAD IN THE LONG TERM.

    HUMANS ONLY THINK OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS FOR BETTER “ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS” IN “ABSOLUTE FIGURES” AT THE EXPENSE OF ECOLOGY.

    THIS IS AN “IRRESPONSIBLE ATTITUDE” AND “LACK OF FAR SIGHTEDNESS” AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FUTURE GENERATIONS WHO WILL SUFFER THE BRUNT OF THIS IMMEDIATE SHORT TERM ACTIONS.

    WOULD THIS SHORT TERM ACTIONS (OR SHORT SIGHTEDNESS) OUTWEIGH THE LONG TERM BENEFITS, EVEN IF HUMANS ARE MORE WEALTHY AND MORE AFFLUENT IN THE ECONOMIC SENSE BUT LIVING WITH MORE MEDICAL PROBLEMS DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE?

    I THINK PEOPLE HV TO PAY FOR MORE FUTURE MEDICAL EXPENSES, IN AND, MORE LIKELY, HV TO WORK EVER AND EVEN HARDER IN ORDER TO SURVIVE.

    BUT POOR PEOPLE WILL BE THE HARDEST HIT.

    ULTIMATELY, WOULD PEOPLE REALLY BE HAPPY? I TRULY WONDER!!

    BUT I THINK THE “ONLY” HAPPIEST PPL IN S’PORE WOULD BE “THE WORLD HIGHEST PAID POLITICIANS” (MAINLY ROTTON PAP MINISTERS) WHO COULD MOST PROBABLY AFFORD THE EXPENSIVE MEDICAL FEES AND AT SAME TIME, HAVE BEEN AND WILL BE, IF ROTTON GOVT STILL GOVERNS, WOULD CONTINUE TO “ENJOY” THEIR “SWISS STANDARD OF LIVING”, DULY ADVOCATED AND PROMISED BY THE. THEN PM GCT, BUT NOT FOR THE ORDINARY CITIZENS.

  8. TRUE, ROTTON GOVT HAS FAILED TO KEEP TO THEIR WORDS AND PROMISES.

    CAUSE FOR CONCERN
    ==================

    A TALL KHAYAK SENEGALENSIS TREE FELL ON A CAR IN TAMPINES, DRIVER UNHURT, AFTER A HEAVY RAINFALL.

    BETWEEN JUNE AND AUGUST IS USUALLY A HOT PERIOD.

    BUT I NOTICED IT HAD RAINED FOR FEW DAYS ON AND OFF AND IT LASTED BETWEEN 1 – 2 HOURS ONLY, OR FEW HOURS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.

    NOTE
    =====
    LATELY, NOTICED SEVERAL “BIG” TREES HAD FALLEN DESPITE RELEVANT AUTHORITY REPORTED THE TREES WERE RECENTLY CHECKED.

    RECALLED BEFORE THIS CASE, A BIG TREE AT BOTANIC GARDEN SUDDENLY FELL (DESPITE FINE WEATHER??) ON A WOMAN WHO DIED AS A RESULT.

    AND THE RELEVANT AUTHORITY ALSO CLAIMED THAT PARTICULAR TREE WAS ALSO CHECKED JUST FEW MONTHS AGO!!

    HOW MUCH CAN WE BELIEVE WHAT THE RELEVANT AUTHORITY HAD CLAIMED?

    OR IS IT SINGAPORE LAND HAS BECOME “TOO BARREN” NOW, CAUSED MAINLY BY THE DIGGINGS OF THE GROUND FOR MRT CONSTRUCTIONS HERE AND THERE? THE ROOTS OF THESE TREES THUS BECOME TOO UNSTABLE AND THEREFORE UNABLE TO WITHSTAND ANY ERROSIONS BY “HUMANS”?

    AND POSSIBLY, DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE!!

    IF THINGS LIKE THIS CAN EASILY HAPPENED IN A SMALL COUNTRY LIKE SINGAPORE NOW, YOU CAN EXPECT IT TO HAPPEN IN ANY OTHER COUNTRIES WHOSE LAND SIZES ARE MUCH BIGGER THAN SINGAPORE!! MORE ERROSIONS BY BOTH “NATURE AND HUMANS” IN LARGER SCALES.

    AND THEN, IMAGINE IT CAN HAPPEN ON A GLOBAL SCALE AT THE SAME MOMENTUM THROUGHOUT AND ACROSS MANY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. I THINK THE EFFECT CAN BE “VERY DRASTIC” IN YEARS TO COME, AND DOWN THE ROAD IN THE LONG TERM.

    HUMANS ONLY THINK OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS FOR BETTER “ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS” IN “ABSOLUTE FIGURES” AT THE EXPENSE OF ECOLOGY.

    THIS IS AN “IRRESPONSIBLE ATTITUDE” AND “LACK OF FAR SIGHTEDNESS” AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FUTURE GENERATIONS WHO WILL SUFFER THE BRUNT OF THIS IMMEDIATE SHORT TERM ACTIONS.

    WOULD THIS SHORT TERM ACTIONS (OR SHORT SIGHTEDNESS) OUTWEIGH THE LONG TERM BENEFITS, EVEN IF HUMANS ARE MORE WEALTHY AND MORE AFFLUENT IN THE ECONOMIC SENSE BUT LIVING WITH MORE MEDICAL PROBLEMS DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE?

    I THINK PEOPLE HV TO PAY FOR MORE FUTURE MEDICAL EXPENSES, IN AND, MORE LIKELY, HV TO WORK EVER AND EVEN HARDER IN ORDER TO SURVIVE.

    BUT POOR PEOPLE WILL BE THE HARDEST HIT.

    ULTIMATELY, WOULD PEOPLE REALLY BE HAPPY? I TRULY WONDER!!

    BUT I THINK THE “ONLY” HAPPIEST PPL IN S’PORE WOULD BE “THE WORLD HIGHEST PAID POLITICIANS” (MAINLY ROTTON PAP MINISTERS) WHO COULD MOST PROBABLY AFFORD THE EXPENSIVE MEDICAL FEES AND AT SAME TIME, HAVE BEEN AND WILL BE, IF ROTTON GOVT STILL GOVERNS, WOULD CONTINUE TO “ENJOY” THEIR “SWISS STANDARD OF LIVING”, DULY ADVOCATED AND PROMISED BY THE. THEN PM GCT, BUT NOT FOR THE ORDINARY CITIZENS.

  9. PM lee wants 38 Oxley Road to be his official residence..by renovating it and installing gurkhas guard around the hse. This is against LKY wish to demolish it..

  10. Talking about terms among siblings? What values are you jokers trying to convey? What are you telling your offsprings? What are you telling the next generation of Singaporeans. You jokers are public figures. Behave yourself or I will cane the shit out of you. You guys are utterly shameless. Don’t you have no shame to get whatever you want!! The 3 of you make me sick.

  11. stop all the complaining of petty reunion.,etc,tc ..and create further issues..leave all your family issue out from public…are they asking for public pity…or indirect disgrace between themselves in this family and sibling affairs…

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