In a shocking expose on her Facebook page, Dr Lee Wei Ling, the daughter of the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, has come out to openly condemn Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for what she calls his attempts to “abuse his power” and for being a dishonourable son”. This is with reference to LKY commemoration ceremonies organised by the People’s Action Party and other organizations.
The post, which contain a series of email correspondences between herself and Singapore Press Holdings editors, has since been taken down. However, excerpts of her post are still available on a news report published by The Independent Singapore today.
According to the emails, Dr Lee, the second child in the late Lee Kuan Yew’s household, said that she was at odds with her eldest brother over hagiography, and turned on Lee Hsien Loong by claiming that “HL (Hsien Loong) has no qualms (about) abusing his power to have a commemoration just one year after LKY (Lee Kuan Yew) died”.
She lamented that since “no one in SPH dares to stand up to the powers that be to say, “you cannot abuse your power.””, she would have to be the one to do so.
She observed that the events of Lee Kuan Yew’s death last year were so “vivid” that Singaporeans were unlikely to have forgotten it after a year. She warned that “if the power that be wants to establish a dynasty, LKY’s daughter will not allow LKY’s name to be sullied by a dishonorable son.”