In Parliament today, ESM Goh Chok Tong lamented that the public Lee family squabble has been blown out of proportion but he was not concerned with the feud or the fate of 38 Oxley road. He warned instead that willful attacks such as those employed by Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang would caused Singapore to slip into a third world country if public faith was eroded.
“It is the wilful attack on the integrity of our leaders and the insidious erosion of public faith in our institutions that I want to address. … The nub of the issue for us in Parliament is integrity and trust in the Prime Minister and our system of government. Absent these, Singapore will descend to a third world country.”