The front page of The Straits Times 25 Oct 1986 article “Report made against lawyer for alleged removal of legal files” has been making its rounds on social media. It reported an incident in 1986 where a female senior partner and a male lawyer at a leading law firm were reported to the police for alleged wrongful removal of company files.
The ST article also reported Lee Kuan Yew’s (LKY) criticising the legal fraternity for being lax in disciplining its members, He then warned about the need to uphold the legal profession’s integrity.
Based on the description of the male lawyer, many speculated he could be the current Attorney-General Lucien Wong, who also used to be PM Lee Hsien Loong’s personal lawyer.
As this article made serious allegations against AG Lucien Wong, there was apparently an attempt to file a complaint against him. However The Law Society was quick to defend this issue and it claims that the complaint had been “dismissed as being unmeritorious”.
This issue also caught the attention of Lee Hsien Yang, the younger son of LKY and a Progress Singapore Party member. He voiced concerns over this article and its developments, saying how “Given all the circumstances, this is troubling.”