People’s Action Party (PAP) leaders and people associated with the establishment have come out in force to throw their support behind their leader, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, even as the PM’s younger brother continues to question the integrity of both the PM and his wife.
In the past week since releasing a joint-statement with his older sister Dr Lee Wei Ling, Lee Kuan Yew’s younger son has been releasing several documents in a piecemeal fashion to cast aspersions on his older brother.
Today, Mr Lee Hsien Yang released two such documents. In the first, he alleged that PM Lee obtained a Deed Gift in his public capacity. He asked: “When other Ministers receive confidential documents in their official capacities, are they also allowed to use these documents to fight personal legal battles with families?”
3 days ago, we asked: Did LHL acquire the Deed of Gift in his public capacity, or in his private capacity?We already knew the answer.
In another document released later in the day, Mr Lee accused the Prime Minister’s wife, Ho Ching, of overstepping her role and acting as a contact for the Prime Minister’s Office in lending items that belonged to Lee Kuan Yew to the National Heritage Board.
In the joint-statement with his sister which was issued on 14 June, the siblings claimed that even though “Ho Ching holds no elected or official position in government, her influence is pervasive, and extends well beyond her job purview.” Ho Ching is also the CEO of Temasek Holdings.
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As Singaporeans are buffeted with conflicting messages from the Lee family, the leaders from the PAP have come out in force to vouch for the integrity of the party leaders.
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean yesterday defended the setting up of the Ministerial Committee, as well as PM Lee. According to DPM Teo, PM Lee recused himself from government decisions on the property.
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam while acknowledging that the PAP-led government had its share of policies that have turned out quite wrong at different points in our history, dismissed the aspersions cast on the Ministerial Committee as a “challenge in governance that will never disappear, and is a challenge everywhere in the world.” His post touched especially on the integrity of the different generations of PAP leaders and said that they were all men of honour.
Former PAP MP Irene Ng has also come to the defence of her ex boss and said the siblings were demolishing PM Lee’s reputation and the government’s with it. “Can’t see what the younger siblings are trying to achieve if their concern is with their father’s name and legacy.” she said.