WP NCMP LEON PERERA: CRUX IS NOT LEE FAMILY DISPUTE, BUT ABUSE OF POWER!
In a bid to refocus parliament onto proper issues of state and to move away from the Lee family drama, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Leon Perera reminded those in parliament today that the crux of the debate should not center around 38 Oxley Road house or the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew's last will or even on the affairs of the Lee family.
Instead, "the abuse of power and the integrity of a public institution are serious issues and they are the crux of the matter today," he said.
He made it clear to everyone that Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling had made several accusations of abuse of powers in their Facebook postings, including the attempt to use a ministerial committee to pursue a personal agenda, improper use of a document obtained in a public capacity to perform acts of a private capacity, allegations of intermeddling and appropriation of items without the permission of the estate by PM Lee Hsien Loong's wife, Ho Ching, and her influence over government functions, and the allegations of government surveying and harassment of Lee Hsien Yang, Lee Wei Ling and their friends and close associates.
He slammed the cabinet committee set up to deliberate on the fate of 38 Oxley Road, and pointed out that an independent commission should have been appointed instead to avoid the potential conflict of interest for ministers who have to decide on a matter which their superior has a vested interest in.