Dr Lee Weiling claims that her brother, Lee Hsien Loong had threatened angrily to gazette 38 Oxley Road after the last will of Lee Kuan Yew was read out to the family.
In a latest post by Dr Lee, she wrote that she wants Singaporeans to see the true face and motives of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife, Ho Ching and it was their abuse of power of the Prime Minister Office (PMO) that led to her making up her mind.
She wrote that the abuse of power makes PM Lee a bad Prime Minister and Ms Ho Ching worse, as there is no official position as Mrs PM in Singapore.
By threatening to gazette 38 Oxley Road, Dr Lee claims her brother was willing to go against the wishes of the founding Prime Minister as soon as he is gone and calls him a dishonourable son and said that she resented the attempts by PM Lee and his wife to build a “Lee family cult”.
It was revealed last year that Dr Lee had earlier made such remarks upon her brother to a Straits Times editor, after accusing PM Lee of abusing his power to build a dynasty. She also asserted that SPH of being controlled by the interests of the ‘powers that be*’ She even went as far as to call him ‘a dishonorable son’ and insisted that she would not allow her father’s name to be sullied by him.
She further claims Ho Ching, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s investment company, spent time at the 38 Oxley Road during her sabbatical leave, going through items of late Lee Kuan Yew. Dr Lee claims that Ms Ho got photographer from ministry of Communication and Information to photograph and catalog items, before sending it to the National Heritage Board.
Although the items collected were sufficient for NHB to run a museum for LKY, Dr Lee wrote that PMO told NHB to refuse the exhibition of the items because of the terms and conditions set by she and her brother, Lee Hsien Yang. Both siblings as executors of the will, had demanded the items to exhibited with a paragraph of LKY’s last will, stating that it is his wish to have 38 Oxley Road demolished after his passing. According to documents released by Mr Lee Hsien Yang, PM Lee had expressed his displeasure over the terms and condition set upon the items for exhibition through his personal lawyer, Lucien Wong, who is now the Attorney General.
Dr Lee writes that she was angered by PM Lee and his wife for taking advantage of the fact that no one would dare to criticise them for acting improperly.
Below is Dr Lee’s letter in full
I want Singaporeans to see the true face and motives of Lee Hsien Loong and Ho Ching. What made up my mind to expose them was their abuse of the power of PMO. It makes him a bad PM and she an even worse Mrs PM, especially as there is no official position as Mrs PM. It is not just that he is not a filial son, his behaviour as PM is not ok.
Hsien Loong threatened angrily to gazette 38, Oxley Road after the lawyer’s read the will to us. This greatly disturbed me. He was willing to go Against Papa’s wishes as soon as Papa was gone. He is a dishonourable son.
I resented Ho Ching and Hsien Loong’s attempt to build a “Lee family cult”. Ho Ching took “sabbatical” to “help sort out Lee family affairs”. This consisted of her spending her days at Oxley Road, getting the photographer from ministry of Communication and Information to photograph and catalog items which she would pack into plastic boxes to send to storage, and her attempts to recreate they way Oxley looked decades ago. She had no business doing this at all.
NHB accepted without protest many things Ho Ching wrongfully took and handed over, so many that they had enough to create a “Lee Kuan Yew Museum”. Yet later when NHB selected and took furniture and items which were significant from Oxley for display in the museum, they were subsequently told by PMO to refuse the exhibition simply because we had required that the last paragraph in Papa’s will to be simultaneously displayed to remind the public of his desire for 38, Oxley Road to be demolished.
Hsien Loong and Ho Ching angered me very early on. Both were not straight and were taking advantage of the fact that no one would dare criticise them for acting improperly.