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.