Around the same time as the release of a statement from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s press secretary detailing that PM Lee will testify in court if his defamation suit against the chief editor of The Online Citizen (TOC) goes to trial, his sister Dr Lee Wei Ling reiterates her stance on 38 Oxley Road, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s home.
In a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday (September 10) evening, Dr Lee repeated what she knew of her father’s stance on his marital home: “My father made it well known in his lifetime that he would like 38 Oxley Road demolished when I no longer need it. Papa doesn’t mince words, yet a special committee of the Cabinet was formed to divine what Papa really wants!!”
She outlined the reasons why her father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew wanted his house demolished; he did not want it open to public or turned into a shrine, Mdm Kwa Geok Choo was a private person and did not want the public trampling through her home.
In her Facebook post, Dr Lee remarked that “the PAP is trying to build a LKY personality cult.I hope this will fade away. Not because I am an unfilial daughter but because I want Singapore to continue to prosper and survive beyond LKY. So Oxley should be demolished after I am gone”.
She also explained that she brought up the topic again because of the uncertainty concerning the demolishing of 38 Oxley Road.
Dr Lee concluded her Facebook post saying, “Papa gave his whole life to toiling for Singapore. Surely Singaporeans can find it in their hearts to grant my father his unwavering wish”.
Her post was also shared on Mr Lee Hsien Yang’s Facebook page. /TISG
In a special session of Parliament on 13 April 2015, my older brother Hsien Loong said:"Mr Lee’s position on 38 Oxley…