Senior minister of State for Health and Communications and Information, Mr Chee Hong Tat, has slammed Mr Li Shengwu, the son of Lee Hsien Yang and the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who had made remarks in a “Friends Only” Facebook post in which he criticized the judiciary system in Singapore for being unfair.
Chee Hong Tat was quoted by Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao on Monday as saying that he was “disappointed” with Mr Li’s actions.
Mr Chee, who was the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s Principal Private Secretary from 2008 to 2011, added: “Is this respecting Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his values? I don’t understand why he continues to launch online attacks, after his father already said he was going to stop doing so.”
Mr Chee’s actions have left some netizens wondering why a minister is interfering in what appears to be a completely unrelated matter to his scope of work.
One netizen, CBT, said: “Isn’t adding fuel to the fire beneath the station of a Minister? Why do we hire these people and pay them million dollar salaries to do this kind of thing?”