The contempt of court case against Li Shengwu, the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will go ahead
Li has appointed lawyer Abraham Vergis, the managing director of Providence Law, to represent him.
A pre-trial conference was held today.
The Attorney-General’s Chambers, helmed by PM Lee’s former private lawyer and current AG Lucien Wong, involves a private Facebook post made by Li on 15 July this year.
Li shared a Wall Street Journal article on the dispute between his father, uncle and aunt Lee Wei Ling over his late grandfather founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s property at 38 Oxley Road.
He wrote that the Singapore Government was “litigious” and has a “pliant court system”.
Li, a Harvard academic, is currently based in the United States.
Under the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act that came into force in October 2016, those who commit contempt of the High Court or Court of Appeal can be fined up to S$100,000, and/or jailed up to 3 years.