ST reminds its readers that there are other news happening around the world besides Oxley-squabble


The Straits Times (ST), a publication committed to nation-building, yesterday reminded its readers that besides the Oxley-squabble, there were many significant news developments elsewhere as well.

But while the ST reminded its readers to consider happenings in other parts of the world, the Oxley-squabble deepened today.

Lee Hsien Yang in sharing a picture about how unwavering his father was to ensure that his Oxley Road house should be demolished, suggested that the “secret” Committee did not respect Lee Kuan Yew.

DPM Teo Chee Hean tells us that there was "nothing secret" about this committee. We recommend that he look up the definition of "secret" in a dictionary.#respectLKY

Posted by Lee Hsien Yang on Saturday, 17 June 2017

Mr Lee said: “DPM Teo Chee Hean tells us that there was “nothing secret” about this committee. We recommend that he look up the definition of “secret” in a dictionary.”

Mr Lee’s older sister in the meantime, said that her friendship with Law Minister, Mr K Shanmugam is now on the line. She also quoted a poem by a German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor about apathy.

We were once very good friends and each had helped the other a great deal. Also Shan knows Pa's real wish and concern as…

Posted by Lee Wei Ling on Saturday, 17 June 2017

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.Then they came for the…

Posted by Lee Wei Ling on Sunday, 18 June 2017

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his Facebook that he is back from his holiday, that he had read many Singaporeans’ comments, and that he will be back to work tomorrow (19 June).

Just arrived home. Read many of your comments and glad to have met some Singaporeans overseas too. Back to work on Monday. – LHL (A tall tree basking in the golden hour in Adelaide. / Photo by me)

Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday, 17 June 2017

It is unclear if PM Lee would act against his sister and brother over their allegations in the past few days, but many Singaporeans have expressed surprise that the political leaders were conducting their business over social media.



  1. To us, what other news is more important than this Lee Family saga? The honesty & integrity of the PM has been called into question. The Secret Ministerial Committee convened to investigate LKY’s last Will has been called into question. If these matters remain unresolved, with no valid truthful answers given by our Govt, but are swept under the carpet, instead, where lies Singapore’s future?

    • There’s always been a lack of external checks and balances in a one-party government since day 1. Nobody’s brought this into stark focus only because no member of the inner circle has openly denounced this until now. Not sure what’s so bleak about the future when this has stuck for the last 50 years

  2. while we get distracted with demolish not demolish end of the day if sell they’re the ones who earn big $$$ … and reality is our CPF still not returned, cost of living still going up and up … wayang to the max ..

    • So true …. ST print the saga and tell readers not to focus on this Lee dispute … haha what a joke … I really appreciate the facebook as it is 1st hand not thru some one sided edited version …

  3. These saga tells us not of a troubling family, but an unscrupulous government, a very corrupt government. A government who claim to be clean. What the fuck are you 70% thinking.

  4. @ The Straits Times: Stop the nonsense! 38, Oxley Road is the flavour of the moment! You’ve lost it! This is a BAD omen. You’re going to go broke! Stupid beyond belief!

  5. These is what happened when you everytime spoon feed the children. Draw the path for them to walk once the father gone the children lost bang the head on the wall

  6. Our prerogative to read what we wish to, ST doesn’t have tell how to suck eggs. This saga sprung out all of a sudden in the public not from an ordinary citizen but from the family of the leader of the country and caught us by surprise .

  7. Hey, this saga is better than Donald Trump’s Russian Collusion investigation, better than Theresa May n Brexit, better than Korean TV serial, HK drama. It is live, ‘punch followed by counter punch’, many ‘dubious/biased’ characters with their ‘intellectually coined’ purported statements … never has MediaCorp been able produced such captivating drama. This one is free. Now seriously, this saga has to end quickly otherwise it will undermine Singapore and the integrity, trust and well-being of Singapore government n the economy. PM LHL should take a long absence and together with siblings bring this ‘gripe’ to Brussels or London for an independent ruling n end it. For PM Lee, I found it wanting ‘why did want to prevent the demolition of the house so early or prematurely’ – not a good strategist or chess player, I must say. He got Singapore into trouble with China recently… frankly, if he took another 5 years it would be done thru compulsory acquisition by state – none of the siblings could challenge. Silly! But good drama!

  8. ST has show clearly its take side and Obviously who side it taking. If our country news (leaders) are not the most important then what else. 国家 means country come first before our homes… the world is outside for now. Our leader PM and it’s integrity is at stake if ST is so call media of truth just showed the public that the reports don’t have its unfairness by publication the good bad and ugly of all news whatever our country G has done. A country cannot survive for long when a leader or government only rule for individual or theirs gain.
    God know all truth.

  9. LHL likes to tell the citizen to ‘BITE THE BULLET’ when he raised GST despite employment was low, citizens gg thru tough times … raising of electric, water charges etc … this time round his turn to bite the bullet …

  10. Let me tell you something that you already know. The world ain’t all
    sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care
    how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there
    permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as lie.
    But it ain’t how how hard you’re hit. It’s about how hard you can get it
    and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward.
    That’s how winning is done. Now if you know what you’re worth then go out
    and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and
    not pointing fingers,saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or
    her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that is if ain’t you. you need to prove better than that.

    Author; Unknown

  11. I agree lwl saying that it is not just simple family dispute…I understand her mean..i also same though as her!!!She mean that it is have political motive planning!!!Lwl and lhy is truth saying..they are worries that lhl have political motive would want to continous lee dynasty so that why he disagree to demolish that old house!!!Still saying to made it as musmum…and is a important building…for memoriable place for family as hiding his politicial motive reason!!!Becos he know that without dad name on him…he unable to stay on his pm role and win election!!!So he want to remain these histories building!!!

  12. Wah!! Even more Ministerial & Parliamentary time spent on helping PM LHL who claims to be bullied by his siblings. There there PM Lee. Don’t cry. DPM Teo & Law Minister K Shanmugam Sc will kiss it better.

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