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Survey suggests 4 out of 10 Singaporeans want more proof of allegations against PM Lee in Oxley Spat




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Blackbox Research, a local market research consultancy, polled 949 Singaporeans between 27-29 June on the Oxley feud. Results showed that 4 out of 10 respondents want more proof to support the allegations made by and in their statement of no confidence against their brother, Prime Minister .

20% of respondents said that the allegations against PM Lee are more than likely to be true while 15% of those polled found the claims made by the PM’s siblings likely to be false.

Another 15% of all respondents found the spat to be “very confusing.” 11% of respondents indicated that they simply didn’t care about the matter.

Additionally, the results of the survey showed that:

  • Over half of those polled believed that the public spat hurt Singapore’s international image a little, while 32% believed that Singapore’s international image has been significantly damaged.
  • 12% of respondents showed faith that the special ministerial committee that has convened is the best forum to settle the matter. 23% of respondents felt that a new independent committee will be the most appropriate panel to provide closure, while 22% felt that settling the issue is best left to the courts.
  • Nearly half of all respondents, 49%, believed that the house should be demolished as opposed to 27% who said the house should remain standing.
  • More than half of those polled believed that intended for the house to be demolished after his passing. In contrast, 18% believe he may have changed his mind on the matter.
  • A whopping majority of 88% of respondents voted that the house should be demolished should a court of law declare that was of sound mind, without undue pressure of influence, when he signed his final will.
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