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Over 80 percent of respondents think independent Inquiry should be held over Oxley-squabble




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On 19 June, we pointed out a Straits Times (ST) poll which asked 100 people for their views on the Oxley-squabble, and asked our readers to take a similar online straw poll on the topic.

Lee Kuan Yew’s children have chosen Facebook as the platform to have their squabble on. The younger children have levelled some serious accusations against the older child. They have expressed that they have no confidence in their older brother, who is also the Prime Minister of Singapore, to lead the country. PM Lee has responded to the accusations saying he will address them in parliament on 3rd July.

The ST polled 100 people and published on 19 Jun that 80 percent of those polled wanted PM Lee and his siblings to settle things privately. It said only 20 percent felt that a public hearing was necessary.

Our online straw poll suggest quite the opposite. Over 85 percent of respondents think that an independent inquiry should be held over the allegations. A third of respondents also felt that the matter should be privately settled among family members.

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What our poll may indicate is that many of our readers feel that there is no conflict in Lee Kuan Yew’s children privately settling the dispute surrounding Lee Kuan Yew’s house among themselves, while allegations like abuse of power are dealt with in an independent Inquiry.

We asked our readers to take the poll only if you they are Singapore citizens, and have kept themselves abreast of the recent developments surrounding the house at 38 Oxley Road and Lee Kuan Yew’s will.

These are the results.

These are selected opinions of some respondents.

Here is another straw poll for our readers. We are asking our readers if they think Parliament is the right platform to address the serious accusations PM Lee’s siblings have made against him, or if an independent Inquiry is a better platform. Please leave your reasons for your choice in the comments section.


The poll is here: https://goo.gl/VgZgSJ

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