Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is currently in the midst of suing 2 Singaporeans – Leong Sze Hian and Terry Xu for defamation.
To think that a Prime Minister of a state has so much free time, and is petty as to take ordinary citizens to task over unpopular opinions they expressed. But the bigger question is: Even if he won in these lawsuits, would his reputation be restored?
He may be able to prevent people from talking badly about him, but he cannot prevent them from thinking badly about him.
Since the start, he has insisted that he can’t and didn’t interfere in Cabinet decisions because he is an interested party, but now he is suing because he claims that as the prime minister, he has to maintain his reputation. Yet, he won’t sue his siblings, who are the cause of this whole issue in the first place. Why should it be that his siblings get a free pass from this while others who take them at their word get into trouble with him?
This just does not make any sense.