Li Shengwu’s latest post suggests Oxley squabble is far from over


Lee Hsien Yang’s eldest son Li Shengwu’s latest Facebook post on the Oxley Road dispute seems to suggest that the family feud which gripped headlines recently may be far from over.

In June 2017, a private feud between founding Prime Minister’s children Lee Hsien Loong, Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang spilled into the public domain when the younger Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang accused their elder brother, the Prime Minister of Singapore, of abusing his power to preserve their family home against their father’s willed desire to demolish the house.

The siblings alleged that the PM had convened a secret committee to make a decision on the house and that state organs were being used against them. PM Lee addressed the allegations against him in a Parliamentary debate where he declared that he has been cleared of all charges. He added that he does not intend to sue his siblings.

Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang reinforced their allegations, following this, but offered a ceasefire on releasing further evidence in favor of settling the matter in private.

According to a local website, Shengwu linked a Wall Street Journal article on his Facebook, commenting that the article can be a good summary on the dispute for those who may have been watching the saga unfold from a distance.

The Wall Street Journal article offered a thorough analysis of the saga, its consequences and implications.

Shengwu added:

“Keep in mind, of course that the Singapore government is very litigious and has a pliant court system. This constrains what the international media can usually report.”

He then linked a New York Times article on censorship and the use of defamation laws by both Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Hsien Loong to censor the foreign press.


  1. If you are thinking of a political career, forget it. Singaporeans have had enough of Lees, even when they hanyupinyinized their surname to Li. Let the hidden talent of the Tans, Lims, Kohs, Lohs and others rise to the fore.

  2. On what grounds is he claiming this? Is it being the privilege grandson from his Ex PM grandfather who masterminded the complexity of our system?

      • So bad la you… condemn pple ugly.. you are not good looking either.. perhaps your mum are more ugly duckling.. at lease his auntie are professional highly recognized individual.. what are u??

    • Can sense the tone of the IB that they dun wish that the saga to continue. Wetting their pants now. Yes, grandson of the old man should protect his father against the machinery of the whites. Pls rescue Singapore, the more you reveal the more chance that the whites will vs toppled. This is the only hope that sporean have to know the dirty linen that were swept under the famous carpet.

  3. Singapore has Rule of Law? Full of shit. It is all about blood is thicker than water, and Tang Liang Hock is not my brother. Bunch of highly paid legalise secret society and gangsters.

    Singapore law is a joke.

    Prata all the way.

  4. said that ‘the Singapore government is very litigious and has a pliant court system’ is absolutely correct. Under the pretext of keeping their honour or reputation the government will sue using taxpayers’ money! Another flagitious abuse of power. It is NOT for the government to sue their political opponents and activists to consolidate their hold on power. It is FOR the government to Lead and Serve Singapore and Singaporeans. Unless a crime has been committed the citizens have every right to disagree with the government.

  5. Does he realised that our litigious and pliant court system doesn’t happen only wrt LKY’s will but the people have suffered under such system for 52 years? If he is disturbed by the court system, what has he got to say for the people or is he speaking up solely for his own family interests?

  6. “a very litigious and has a pliant court system”, a very civilised way to say ” the court system in S’pore is controlled by PAP!”

  7. Beware!! IB and cronies is full force to discredit grandson Lee. Typical of the whites. Discredit, insult character and if all fail then sue but this Lee cannot sue leh.

  8. It is truly sad that big time American press bragging about freedom of speech and their amendments rights are willing to to forego what they believe in just for the sake of money. The Americans preached one thing and kowtow to another. Hypocrites.

  9. Surprised u being a young guy, spoke on behalf of your family. Won’t it be more appropriate for u to lead the youth at risks to the right path? Go join the NGOS, lions Befrienders Club, YMCA or PA Youth movement.

  10. Quote: “PM Lee addressed the allegations against him in a Parliamentary debate where he declared that he has been cleared of all charges”. Unquote. Do not be naughty, editor. PM Lee ONLY explained what had happened and clarified the allegations. He did mentioned that if there are evidence of abuse of power or other insidious erosion of rights and liberties, bring it up to the relevant authority. Your use of words “cleared of all Charges” are most despicable.

  11. Li Shengwu complained Singapore has a Pliant court system. Does he know that it is His grandfather’s legacy? So, Shengwu’s father complaints Singapore’s government is corrupt (abuse of power, etc.) and now his son accused Singapore’s judicary system is equally corrupt (Pliant court system or a better word, Kangaroo court where no impartial justice as the verdict, and decided in advance ). I do hope he can give evidence so that all over poor Singaporeans can be released from Jail, start we Yeo Jiawei, I supposed. hehehehe

  12. Come on! End all this and dont involve the People! Its clear cut that its a family matter and from people who went thru it after will reading,. its almost “an everyday happening”! Keep it behind closed doors and if it really matters the People, come straight to the point! We dont like Singapore Drama!!!

  13. This was a Friends Only post by Li Shengwu. Should this therefore be shared publicly and spread all around? And since it was not publicly posted, in what way does something said in private among friends, suggest that the Oxley squabble is far from over?

  14. LSW。不在其位不谋其政。受益于现政却吃里爬外。为一己之私甘做外媒打手。若真心为国就回国贡献。不然少做损国利已的事。LKY的遗言微不足道。不要借题发挥装着公正偉大

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