LEE HSIEN LOONG RESPONDS TO SIBLINGS’ ANGRY LETTER
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has responded to a letter accusing him of disobeying his father's wishes over the demolition of his 38 Oxley Road home and harboring political ambitions for his son.
He wrote on his Facebook today at 9.41AM: "I am very disappointed that my siblings have chosen to issue a statement publicising private family matters. I am deeply saddened by the unfortunate allegations that they have made. Ho Ching and I deny these allegations, especially the absurd claim that I have political ambitions for my son."
"While siblings may have differences, I believe that any such differences should stay in the family. Since my father’s passing in March 2015, as the eldest son I have tried my best to resolve the issues among us within the family, out of respect for our parents.
"My siblings’ statement has hurt our father’s legacy."
His statement comes amidst an ongoing row, which erupted in 2015 after the Lee siblings became wrangled in a dispute over their father's 38 Oxley Road home, which is slated to be demolished. Lee Hsien Loong has been publicly associated with a government effort to preserve the home, while Lee Wei Ling and her brother, Lee Hsien Yang, have vehemently opposed him, citing their father's last will and values.
Read Lee Hsien Loong's statement here.