Pro-PAP Facebook page, Fabrications About the PAP, has twisted Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson, Li Shengwu’s private Facebook message to a friend, attempting to make it seem like Shengwu is calling all Singaporeans “dogs.”
Last weekend, Shengwu linked a Wall Street Journal article that offered a thorough analysis of the public Oxley Rd feud in a ‘Friends only’ private Facebook post and said, “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 also 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.
The Attorney-General’s Chambers somehow picked up this private post and said, “AGC is aware of the post and is looking into the matter.”
Shengwu hit back at the AGC and mainstream media’s coverage of his post:
Somewhat surprised that my last Facebook post has been enough to trigger a response from the Attorney-General’s Chambers in Singapore.
This post was shared on “Friends only” privacy settings on Saturday (20 likes at the time of this writing). Apparently, that’s enough to warrant three newspaper articles and a statement by the Attorney-General’s Chambers that they’re “looking into it”.
I’m surprised that the Singapore government is so petty. Would they also like to trawl my private Facebook feed for seditious vacation photos?
(By the way – the official media inaccurately reports that the post was “uploaded on Saturday and later taken down”. It’s never been taken down – if you’re among my Facebook friends you can see it just below this one.)
Shengwu later commented on his post, in reference to a mainstream media report that incorrectly said Shengwu removed his first post:
His Facebook friend replied:
The PAP fanpage twisted this and said:
“Ye Ye – We will try to make you proud.”
This is how Shengwu does it, by calling Singaporeans dogs because they disagree with him.
This is what a Oxford & Stanford education is?
LHY and gang have failed to understand that if not for their father or grandfather, their words on the government are worthless.
Their words carry ‘weight’ because of LKY, not by their own merits. They are in fact abusing their status as family of LKY for their personal dispute.
Unlike LHL, his words carries weight not because of his dad, but because of people like me who voted him in.
The page admin not only misrepresented Shengwu’s words, he also cast aspersions upon Shengwu’s father, Lee Hsien Yang and presumably Lee Wei Ling for “abusing their status” as Lee Kuan Yew’s children to escalate their personal dispute.
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, provided that the PM does not misrepresent or attack them or their father’s wish.