Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang have initiated court action in Singapore related to the “custody and use” of interviews given by their father, the late Lee Kuan Yew, to the government’s Oral History Department.
The two siblings want copies of transcripts of interviews given by Lee in 1981 and 1982.
Their lawyer says an agreement on the interviews was made between the late Lee, Singapore’s first prime minister, and the government in early 1983.
But the government disagrees that Lee’s estate is entitled to use and have copies of the transcripts.
As such, the siblings have filed a court application for an interpretation of the agreement, to push the government into “establishing a proper interpretation and status of the agreement” in court.
Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang are executors of Lee’s estate.
The case is Lee Wei Ling, Lee Hsien Yang v Attorney-General, OS816/2015. Singapore High Court.