Li Shengwu, the son of Lee Hsien Yang, the younger brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has joined in the fray by publicly denouncing his elder uncle PM Lee online.
Li Shengwu, who is 32 and did his PhD in Stanford University, was one of the 2 most watched personalities following the death of the late former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. His clip, alongside that of his cousin Lee Hong Yi (Lee Hsien Loong's son), was one of the most viewed clips from the late prime minister's funeral on YouTube.
Shortly after his father and aunt posted their statement on the current PM Lee, Li Shengwu wrote on his Facebook:
“I generally avoid commenting on Singapore politics, but this is an exception.
In the last few years, my immediate family has become increasingly worried about the lack of checks on abuse of power. The situation is now such that my parents have made plans to relocate to another country, a painful decision that they have not made lightly. The details are below.”
When asked why Singapore's news media had not reported on his aunt's and father's statements, Li posted this at 2:19am on his Facebook page: "Because the Singapore news is heavily controlled by the government. I'm in a position to know."
Women like her must be allowed to earn more, travel less for work, and leave office early everyday. Do you agree? Or are netizens overreacting?