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“Our prayers are with you” – Messages of support pour forth as Li Shengwu files defence affidavit in lawsuit brought on by AGC

The grandson of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and nephew of current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is currently embroiled in a law suit over a private “friends-only” Facebook post he wrote in 2017

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Messages of support are pouring forth on social media, after Li Shengwu revealed yesterday (25 Sept) that he has filed his defence affidavit in the legal case that was brought against him by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) over a private “friends-only” Facebook post he wrote in 2017.

Shengwu, who is the grandson of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and nephew of current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, wrote on Facebook: “Friends often ask me if the Singapore government is still prosecuting me after all this time. The answer is yes. I just filed my defence affidavit.

“Over the past two years, my legal team has taken advice from David Pannick, a leading expert. I’m grateful for Lord Pannick’s guidance and help, even as he has been in the midst of winning a landmark constitutional case in the UK.”

His post was shared by his father, Lee Hsien Yang, and aunt, Lee Wei Ling. Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling – the late Lee Kuan Yew’s younger children – are estranged from their elder brother, Lee Hsien Loong.

Netizens responding to Shengwu’s latest post have expressed support for him. Encouraging the 34-year-old, several netizens said that their thoughts and prayers are with Shengwu and his family:
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