Siblings claim PM Lee misled Lee Kuan Yew in latest response on Oxley Road saga

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Dr Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang have returned fire this morning, with a new statement on the Oxley Road saga disputing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s account of events relating to talk on the demolition of 38 Oxley Road.

Releasing supporting documents, they also alleged that PM Lee misled their father Lee Kuan Yew into believing that the Government had already gazetted the house for preservation as a heritage site and that the Prime Minister tried to “play with words” on the issue in Parliament.

The siblings are countering allegations that the Prime Minister made in a 5-hour parliamentary sitting yesterday that Lee Kuan Yew’s decision on demolishing their family home was not “black and white”.

In speaking to the South China Morning Post, Lee Hsien Yang, “From 2010, LHL [Lee Hsien Loong] improperly misrepresented to our father LKY [Lee Kuan Yew] that gazetting of 38 Oxley Road was either ‘inevitable’ or that the house was already gazetted. We now know that no decision had been made.”

“Lee Hsien Loong has tried to play with words, asserting that just because Lee Kuan Yew left instructions for what to do if the house was gazetted, that means that he ‘accepted’ that the house would be gazetted.”

One of the emails that has been released by the siblings from 6 September 2012 reveals that Lee Kuan Yew wrote to his lawyer Kwa Kim Li: “Although it has been gazetted as a heritage house it is still mine as owner… Cabinet has opposed tearing it down and rebuilding, because 2 PMs have lived in the house, me and Loong.”

 

Wei Ling and I reply:https://goo.gl/VRhwiC

Posted by Lee Hsien Yang on Monday, 3 July 2017

58 COMMENTS

  1. LHY and LWL, you are the truth and speak the truth!!! Honourable, filial and grateful children of my former Great Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew!!! You are loved!!!

  2. I really don’t understand what is stopping the PAP Govt from gazetting the house if that is what the cabinet wanted ? Can the PM please stop giving excuses after excuses ? It doesn’t help to make him more credible.

  3. So far the siblings had backed up their allegations with the necessary emails while our PM just verbally refute every allegation without any concrete evidence.

    • Some ppl do not understand or treasure family values.
      Being the eldest child of LKY, he needs to also protect his younger siblings & I am certain LKY and Mrs wld wish for the same.

      If PM Lee were to bring his younger siblings to court, I am most certain, tongues wl still wag tt PM Lee has no regards for his siblings & he is heartless and exploiting his position as a PM to scare &/or punish his younger siblings.

      Ppl shld stop judging others /or assume tt PM Lee is the culprit.
      It’s part of human nature to point fingers at another when we can’t read the truth within the heart.

      I hope ppl will stop negative words against PM Lee which may seem to provoke and ultimately destroy further, the relationship amongst the LEE siblings.
      Wish the siblings well for their family unity pls.

  4. No wonder PM don’t want to sue them not because of their parents but because he afraid that if he sue, more of his dirty stuff will surface. Please step down as what Goh Geok Tong has said unless you sue to defend your allegations. You have our back PM

  5. So so clear that LHL misled his own father on the gazette of 38OR since 2011. Really infilial and dishonourable…there must umpteenth times he lied in many places. Not fit to be a PM who pride non corruption and uprightness. The PM must step down immediately.

    • He will keep talking n talking in parliament to the 70% voted him to brainwash their trust without proved n evidence to support his words where else his siblings have prove n evidence to support all their accusations of him n his Wife.

  6. Parliamentary dabate was one a sided presentation.
    I’m wasn’t convinced by that unless there are factual evidence to be examined and cross examined to rebut these allegations.

  7. The PM should just step down temporary and pass it on to Mr Tharman for the time being ,this dispute is going to take a very long time and its going to affect Singapore’s reputation globally ,even the Singapore dollar has gone weaker to the US dollar recently .

  8. As I had said before, LHL lies to the public, lied to LKY, his father, lies to his siblings, LHY and LWL, and also lies in parliament. To worsen it, he uses the Govt and parliament to propagate more lies. He is devoid of moral integrity and cheats the people. He must not only resign, but held accountable for his misdoings and corruption.

  9. AS INSTRUCTED BY LKY TO KKL IN SEP 2012 TO CONFIRM WHETHER HIS HOUSE WAS GAZETTED AND THAT KKL (LAWYER) CONFIRMED IT WAS NOT GAZETTED AT ALL.

    THEN LKY MADE HIS FINAL WILL IN 2013 WHICH CONFIRMED HIS FINAL WISH OF HIS HOUSE EITHER TO BE DEMOLISHED IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIS DEATH OR AFTER LWL CEASES TO STAY THERE.

    AND A PROBATE WAS OBTAINED AFTER LKY’S DEATH, WHICH CONFIRMS HIS WILL IS INDEED TRUE AND VALID.

    ALL THE ABOVE ARE SUFFICIENT ENOUGH TO FULFIL LKY’S WISH, THAT IS, TO DEMOLISH HIS HOUSE ACC TO HIS LAST WILL.

    IF THE ROTTON GOVT STILL INSISTS ON PRESERVING IT, GO TO COURT DIRECTLY TO SOLVE THE ISSUE WITH ALL THE FACTS AND EVIDENCE BY BOTH LHY AND LWL.

    AFTERALL BOTH LHY AND LWL ARE NOT ONLY “OWNERS” OF THE HOUSE BUT ALSO APPOINTED BY THE DECEASED AS “TRUSTEES AND EXECUTORS” OF THE WILL.

    LHL WAS ORIGINALLY ONE OF THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE HOUSE BUT HE HAD ALREADY “SOLD AND TRANSFERRED ENTIRELY” HIS SHARE TO LHY.

    THUS LHL IS NOW “NO LONGER A BENEFICIARY” AS WELL AS “NOT A TRUSTEE NOR EXECUTOR OF THE WILL” TOO. THEREFORE, LHL HAS NO RIGHT TO INTERVENE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LKY’S ESTATE.

    BUT, AS FAR AS I CAN SEE IT, LHL IS “CUNNING” TO USE HIS POWER AND AUTHORITY AS PM TO “INFLUENCE AND TO PUSH FOR HIS OWN AGENDA” THRU HIS CABINET MINISTERS.

    BASED ON MY PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS AND EXPERIENCE, RIGHT FROM THE DAY HE TOOK OFFICE, LHL GIVES ME THE IMPRESSION HE IS “NOT AN UPRIGHT LEADER”. HE IS MORE INTERESTED TO BUILD “DYNASTY” OR “EMPIRE” IN SINGAPORE.

    BY THE WAY, TO RENOVATE AN OLD HOUSE WHILE OWNERS WERE/ARE STILL STAYING THERE DOES NOT TANTAMOUNT TO “NOT AGREEING TO DEMOLISH” IT.

    IF YOU LISTENED CAREFULLY THE INTERVIEW WITH LKY IN 2011, HE TOLD THE MEDIA THAT “THERE WERE CRACKS HERE AND THERE WHEN THERE WAS SOME CONSTRUCTION NEARBY.”

    SO, NOTHING WRONG TO AGREE TO RENOVATE THE HOUSE AT THAT TIME.

    WHATEVER IT IS, LKY’S “UNWAVERING” WISH TO DEMOLISH HIS HOUSE WAS EXPLICITLY EXPRESSED IN HIS LAST WILL.

  10. A coward who would not sue those who have the means to fight back.

    Will any one follow this commander in chief to war????

    Woo… are coming….

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