Dr Lee Wei Ling, took to Facebook to allege that the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ (AGC) complaint repeats allegations made years ago by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong through his personal lawyer, Lucien Wong. Mr Wong is now the Attorney-General.
Dr Lee said in her post that she had debunked these allegations 2017, and posted a screenshot of what she had said on June 15, 2017.
In the post from June 15 last year titled, “Dishonest Allegations of Cheating”, Dr Lee had charged that her older brother, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and his wife, Ho Ching, were being “mischievous and dishonest to selectively use quotes from me out of context to suggest that Hsien Yang and his wife were trying to cheat me in our father’s final will.”
“In fact, Lee Kuan Yew’s final will was very important to me as it gave me a clear right to live in the original house at 38 Oxley Road which I very much wanted. I had much earlier and repeatedly made clear to Hsien Loong and Ho Ching the truth that there was no duplicity by Hsien Yang and his wife, Suet Fern.
“He continues to repeat a position that I have both clarified and discredited as a smokescreen to obscure the key point that Lee Kuan Yew’s his final will of 17 December 2013 is in the same terms as his will of 19 August 2011, including the demolition clause, exactly as our father had intended.
“After that will of 19 August 2011, Hsien Loong and Ho Ching were unhappy that I had been given a right to live at the original house at 38 Oxley Road. They pushed and persuaded my father very hard on this issue. This eventually resulted in 2012 in my losing my right to stay in the house and my share of my father’s estate being reduced to only a life interest.
“I was very upset and quarrelled with my father. It was in fact my sister-in-law, Suet Fern, who interceded with my father (when Ho Ching and Hsien Loong were overseas) on my behalf. She met with Lee Kuan Yew and made a case that since I was his only daughter and was unmarried, it was particularly important that he provide for me rather than reduce my interest in his estate.
“My father did reinstate me and gave me an extra 1/7 share as a result. Hsien Yang and his wife were never informed of this extra share and continued to worry that I should be fairly treated and have a right to live in the house.
“I, too, was concerned about my right to live at 38 Oxley Road. Lee Kuan Yew’s final will of 17 December 2013 gave me that right. It is this that Ho Ching and Hsien Loong are trying to deny me.”
The AGC’s complaint repeats allegations made years ago by Hsien Loong through Lucien Wong, his personal lawyer (now AG). I debunked these allegations 2017. See post I made then.
To many Singaporeans, the revelation that the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) lodged a 500-page long complaint to the Law Society against Lee Suet Fern marked the resurgence of the Lee family feud and has brought many pertinent questions to the forefront.
The AGC is taking issue with Lee Suet Fern for her possible role in preparing the last will of her father-in-law, founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, since her husband and the elder Lee’s youngest son, Lee Hsien Yang, is one of the beneficiaries of the will.
The authority seems to be making the point that if Lee Suet Fern had indeed prepared the will, she would be guilty of “professional misconduct” since it may be a conflict of interest for her to be involved in the preparation of the will since her husband is a beneficiary.