Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has responded to the statement issued earlier this morning by his siblings Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang.
The Lee siblings had accused him of abuse of power, nepotism, and trying to preserve Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Rd house against the late Lee’s wishes so that he could use the late Lee’s legacy to increase his popularity.
PM Lee has rubbished the allegations.
This is his statement:
“I am very disappointed that my siblings have chosen to issue a statement publicising private family matters. I am deeply saddened by the unfortunate allegations that they have made. Ho Ching and I deny these allegations, especially the absurd claim that I have political ambitions for my son.
While siblings may have differences, I believe that any such differences should stay in the family. Since my father’s passing in March 2015, as the eldest son I have tried my best to resolve the issues among us within the family, out of respect for our parents.
My siblings’ statement has hurt our father’s legacy.
I will do my utmost to continue to do right by my parents. At the same time, I will continue serving Singaporeans honestly and to the best of my ability. In particular that means upholding meritocracy, which is a fundamental value of our society.
As my siblings know, I am presently overseas on leave with my family. I will consider this matter further after I return this weekend.”