Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is “unsure” if the Lee Family Feud has been revolved in an interview with US news agency CNBC.
But his brother, Lee Hsien Yang, says PM Lee has made “no attempt” to resolve the issue.
PM Lee’s siblings Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling had accused him of being a “dishonourable” son who abused state mechanisms to put them in fear for their future and to get his way with the preservation of the late Lee Kuan Yew’s 38 Oxley Road home.
In comments to CNBC, PM Lee said:
“The matter is in abeyance (a state of temporary inactivity), I’m not sure if it’s solved.”
He also confirmed that he has not spoken to his siblings recently, but added that he hoped to patch things up with them once the issue dies down.
“I think they are where they are. Perhaps one day when emotions have subsided, some movement will be possible. These things take time.”
However, Lee Hsien Yang had this to say in response to his brother’s comments:
“Our brother says he is unsure that the feud is solved. Notwithstanding his public statements, Hsien Loong has made no attempt to reach out to us to resolve matters in private.
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Meanwhile, the Attorney General is busy prosecuting Hsien Loong’s nephew for his private correspondence. The AGC’s letters make repeated reference to the family feud.”
The last Singaporeans saw of the Lee Family Feud, which raised eyebrows internationally, was when PM Lee convened a parliamentary sitting and gave his side of the story on the 38 Oxley Road House and the abuse of power and nepotism allegations.
His siblings were not present in parliament to challenge his statements.
They pushed for an inquiry, saying that they will provide more evidence to back up their allegations, but no inquiry has been commissioned so far.
Shortly after the parliamentary sitting, Lee Hsien Yang’s son, Li Shengwu was slapped with contempt of court proceedings for a private Facebook post which he made saying that the Singapore Government was “litigious” and has a “pliant court system”.