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Lee Wei Ling slams “big Brother government” in defense of nephew

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In her first Facebook comments since the Oxley saga ceasefire, Dr Lee Wei Ling has come out in support of her nephew, Li Shengwu whose private Facebook post is being “looked into” by the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

In a post shared only to his Facebook friends, Shengwu linked a Wall Street Journal article that offered a thorough analysis of the public Oxley Rd feud and a New York Times article on censorship, 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.”

A screenshot of the post was circulated online and mainstream media covered the story, with a comment from an AGC spokesperson that, “AGC is aware of the post and is looking into the matter.”

Dr Lee shared her nephew’s post on her page before questioning the reaction the AGC has had to a private post. She wondered whether government staff are used to monitor her family’s private musings and suggested that this case could be an example of how Singapore may be governed by a “big brother” system:

“I am surprised that AGC takes such negative reaction to a private post. Is there a government servant whose duty is to follow the Facebook activity of all people related to Hsien Yang and I, including our private musings. Also, what Shengwu posted is a common topic amongst Singaporeans who are well informed. Is this not an example of ” big Brother government”. Perhaps it is a case of “if the hat fits, take it.””
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Dr Lee’s own big brother – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s alleged abuse of power and abuse of state organs was what Dr Lee and her younger brother, Lee Hsien Yang, have claimed to have triggered their decision to bring a private dispute about demolishing their family home as per their father’s willed wish into the public domain.

Following a high-profile spat and the release of further allegations and supporting evidence, PM Lee ‘absolved’ himself of the allegations against him in Parliament. Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang then reinforced their allegations but offered a ceasefire on releasing further evidence, on the condition that they nor their father’s will be attacked or misrepresented.

It may seem that the dispute that gripped the nation until very recently is far from over.

I am surprised that AGC takes such negative reaction to a private post. Is there a government servant whose duty is to…

Posted by Lee Wei Ling on Sunday, 16 July 2017

Somewhat surprised that my last Facebook post has been enough to trigger a response from the Attorney-General's Chambers…

Posted by Shengwu Li on Sunday, 16 July 2017

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