Singapore's Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) is looking into a Facebook post put up by Mr Li Shengwu, the son of Li Hsien Yang and nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Mr Li had put up a Facebook post on Saturday sharing his thoughts on a Wall Street Journal article titled, "Singapore, a model of orderly rule, is jolted by a bitter family feud". In his post, which was restricted to "Friends Only" on Facebook, he commented on perceived unfairness in the Singapore judicial system.
In response, the AGC announced today that it is looking into the post.
This has drawn ire from Mr Li and his aunt, Dr Lee Wei Ling, the sister of PM Lee, both of whom expressed surprise at the government's draconic reaction.