Tan Cheng Bock slams airing of Oxley-squabble in Parliament as ‘Wrong Choice’


Candidate for the 2011 Presidential Election, Dr Tan Cheng Bock, has slammed the Prime Minister’s statement that he intends to clear the accusations levelled at him by his siblings in Parliament on 3rd July. Dr Tan pointed out that the matter should be settled in Court because, except for PM Lee, no other Member of Parliament may have all the details of the case.

Parliament is not the right place to settle family disputes.It is an institution to make laws and debate national…

Posted by Dr Tan Cheng Bock on Monday, 19 June 2017

Dr Tan is the second Presidential candidate from the 2011 election to slam PM Lee’s choice to refute his siblings’ allegations about him in Parliament. Mr Tan Jee Say too had earlier suggested that Parliament is the wrong forum to address the allegations.

Parliament as a forum to address Oxley-squabble questioned

Dr Tan may have a vested interest in calling for the accusations against PM Lee to be addressed in Court. He is challenging the Attorney-General’s interpretation that Wee Kim Wee (not Ong Teng Cheong) should be counted as the first Elected President of Singapore, in Court. The Government accepted the A-G’s interpretation in making the 2017 Presidential Election a reserved one.

“We have taken the Attorney-General’s advice. We will start counting from the first President who exercised the powers of the Elected President, in other words, Dr Wee Kim Wee.” – PM Lee Hsien Loong

PM Lee’s siblings had alleged in their joint-statement that since the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, they had felt threatened by their elder brother’s “misuse of his position and influence over the Singapore government to drive his personal agenda.” They expressed being “concerned that the system has few checks and balances to prevent the abuse of government.”

Their joint-statement also noted that PM Lee’s personal lawyer, Mr Lucien Wong, is now the Attorney-General (A-G), insinuating that PM Lee supported the appointment of Mr Wong for less-than-meritocratic reasons.

Notably, the Chairman of the Workers’ Party clashed with the Government about Mr Wong’s appointment as the A-G in January. Mr Wong is also the first ever A-G to have no experience on the Bench, and to have never acted for the State in legal matters. He was a corporate lawyer.

6 interesting facts about Lucien Wong

PM Lee’s siblings further said in their joint statement:

“In 2015, various letters were sent by Hsien Loong’s then personal lawyer making accusations and misrepresentations on his behalf regarding the circumstances under which Lee Kuan Yew’s last will was executed and the inclusion of the demolition wish. These were refuted in detail by us through our lawyers. Hsien Loong knew that he could not establish his accusations in a court of law and raised no legal challenge.”



  1. The Singapore Parliament is the RIGHT platform for Me Lee Hsien Loong in his swysbble with his siblings …. he will find sympathy, support among his 81 lackey Peoples Action Party Members of Parliament.. if a vote is called for, he can be assured of an 81 to 6 votes for the motion ….

    • It is a laughing stock to the whole world to bring family dispute to parliament. The party members of the ruling party will sell their soul to the roots of all evil, that is their handsome pay cheque, Who in the hierarchy will want to lose that pot of gold by opposing & disagreeing with their boss.

  2. Whole damn thing is a ludicrous family saga! They should go to an independent jurisdiction and settle it thereafter shut the ‘shit’ up! PM Lee appears be using his position to present his position without providing the other party the same venue to present their position – regardless it is not going to be settled by the Parliament as it is outside their legal scope to do so.

  3. Same old dirty tricks we’ve all come to expect isn’t it? Forever, making it appear as though proper due process accorded while actually denying others a fair chance to dispute. One sided in their favor as usual.

  4. This is not a Parliamentary matter to discuss there…also the discussion is one sided…without the inputs of the 2 siblings…and all the PAP yes men will also not bleep…I mean speak a negative word…about the PM.

    Will turn out to be a meaningless session …a waste of time and taxpayers’ money for someone to recoup last week lost points.

  5. dont address.. you all will ask why dont address…. address at speaker corner… you all complain too hot. address at parliment.. got aircon… you all say not a suitable venue.. sighhh..

  6. If PM can suka suka use Parliament for his family disputes..already ABUSE OF POWERS no???!? Or next time we ordinary citizens can go Parliament settle our family disputes??

  7. The world is laughing at us, not because of the so called family feud, it is how our Govt make us look so stupid and “huh, like that also can” system..

  8. The younger Mr Lee and Ms Lee are the executors of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s will. They said in the statement that PM Lee was removed as executor in 2011. Beware.
    The joint statement also said that the younger Mr Lee was leaving Singapore “for the foreseeable future” and “against his desires” because there was a fear that organs of state would be used against him, his wife Mrs Lee Suet Fern, and Ms Lee. Beware?
    Lord Pannick has advised that he disagrees with the AG’s advice, and that section 22 Presidential Elections (Amendment) Act 6 of 2017 as it stands is unconstitutional. Beware?
    From unlikely to find someone that can challenge Tan Cheng Bock, to Tan Cheng Bock cannot even be a candidate. Beware?
    From Wee Kim Wee is simply and clearly not an Elected President, period.
    To bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, … Wee Kim Wee … Elected President. Beware?
    We question whether able leaders with independent political legitimacy will be sidelined to ensure Hsien Loong’s grip on power remains unchallenged.
    We see many upright leaders of quality and integrity throughout the public service, but they are constrained by Hsien Loong’s misuse of power at the very top.
    Explaining why Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam is not PM?
    If PM can misuse his official power to abuse his siblings who can fight back, what else can he do to ordinary citizens.
    Do Dr Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang look like ‘someone you can easily abuse’?
    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” Agree.
    The Final Will was not drafted by Stamford Law Corporation or Mr. Ng Joo Khin and LHL’s claimed recollection to that effect is clearly erroneous. Watching.
    Remember, EP committee recommendation opposite of public feedback?
    It is like the Boss of a company has a quarrel with Mr Someone. Then the Boss gathers a number of his employees and empowers them to decide who is right: he (the Boss) or Mr Someone.
    How on earth can such a group of subordinates, who are otherwise answerable to the Boss, be expected to act independently and to able to make an objective decision?

  9. Maybe the new mediacorp grand hall or the new s’pore sport hall is the best place to hold this forum. US presidential debate and US political parties normally get grand hall or theatre to do the talking.

  10. As if they have not done enough to damage LKY’s legacy. Now they want make him and the country the laughing stock of the world by “debating” it in parliament!!!!! Who is going to present the other side of the story???? You mean Singaporeans are morons????

  11. Go to Family Court to settle this matter, like the rest of the Singaporeans do. Hire lawyers and present the case to the judge. Why involve parliament ?

  12. Hello LHL , we Singaporean election time vote for you all people into the parliament is to resolves our problems and Singapore public issues problems. please don’t use parliament assets place to resolves your own in house problems. we taxpayers is pay you all PM/ Minister and MP salary in parliament to resolves our problems and Singapore issues. please cancel 3/7 parliament discussion of you and your sibling issues. you and your sibling kind look for your own lawyers settled in courts of you all personal problems. not in parliament. don’t waste public money taxpayers money.

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