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Li Shengwu writes about being ambushed with court papers by someone the SG govt hired




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Li Shengwu, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson, shared a post on Facebook earlier today, recollecting how he was ambushed “with court papers in public” sometime last year.

The 32-year old said, “Giving a lecture in Scott Kominer’s brilliant market design class at Harvard. When I gave last year’s lecture”, he was served the court papers.

Li also added that he was served the papers after the “Singapore government hired someone” to do so.

After Li was served the papers, lawyers acting on behalf him challenged the order that enabled the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to personally serve court papers on him despite him being overseas.

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However, High Court judge Justice Kannan Ramesh dismissed the application to challenge an order by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to personally serve him papers outside Singapore.

The decision was made earlier this year, and it also saw Li having to pay about S$6,000 for contempt of court proceedings to commence against him.


Shengwu serves as an Assistant Professor at Harvard’s Economics Department, and is currently facing a contempt of court case filed by Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).

Despite being served court papers, Li has said that he has no intention to disrupt his “happy” and “fulfilling” life in the US by returning to Singapore.



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