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Is family feud indicating a broader dispute in Singapore?

2017-06-16 08:37:59       source:Global Times

June 15, 2017


"Singapore was rocked on Wednesday when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's younger sister and brother Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang issued a joint statement accusing their 'big brother omnipresent' of seeking to establish a dynasty-like rule over the country. Lee Wei Ling in a Facebook post on Thursday emphasized that their dispute with Lee Hsien Loong was not 'merely a family matter.' It seems the feud in the Lee family risks boiling over to affect Singaporean society. 

Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has two sons and one daughter. Now two younger siblings, at an advantage of two against one, are standing against their eldest brother. The dispute was triggered by their divergences over the fate of the family home. No.38 Oxley Road, residence of their late father, is one of Singapore's landmark buildings. Lee had ordered it demolished after his death as he didn't want the public to 'trudge through' his family home. However, the house was preserved according to a decision by the Singaporean cabinet."


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