Dr Chee Soon Juan was dismissed by National University of Singapore in 1993 for an alleged misuse of his research funds amounting to a sum of $226.00. and being accused of being dishonest. Despite explaining that he felt justified in using university funds to send his wife's dissertation because it had relevance to his own research work, Dr Chee was dismissed from his lectureship post. So looking at the Lee family saga, just based on the four Ministers heading the "secret committee" which took hours if not days of their time, how much public money was used to oversee this private affair? Despite the public interest as what some may defend for the ministers' involvement, PM Lee has described the affair as being a private dispute. So is it private or public?