SDP highlights double standard by AGC in its action with Li Shengwu and Lee Hsien Loong

In response to the recent statement made by the Attorney-General's Chamber on Mr Li Sheng Wu's private Facebook post, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) calls on the AGC to show even-handedness in the matter by also looking into the allegations made against PM Lee. 

On Saturday, Mr Li, who is the eldest son of Mr Lee Hsien Yang and grandson of late Lee Kuan Yew, made a private Facebook post on 15 July with a link to an article by Wall Street Journal. He wrote:

If you've been watching the latest political crisis in Singapore from a distance, but would like a summary, this is a good one. (Keep in mind, of course, that the Singapore government is very litigious and has a pliant court system. This constrains what the international media can usually report. - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/opinion/04pubed.html)

Subsequently on Monday, AGC reportedly issued a statement saying it is aware of the post and is looking into the matter in response to media queries.

SDP noted that AGC has not responded to its letter sent 10 days ago on 7 July 2017, where the party called on it to investigate charges of abuse of powers by PM Lee Hsien Loong.PM Lee had been accused by his two siblings, Dr Lee Weiling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang of abusing his authority as PM for his personal agenda and was compelled to hold a debate at the Parliament on 3 & 4 July to clear his name. But in a disappointing turn of event, PM Lee cleared his name by declaring that there is no basis for the evidence and there is no proof.

The party wrote, "In contrast, the Chambers has reacted with lightning speed to a post made by Mr Li Shengwu, Lee Hsien Yang's son, on his private Facebook page."

It highlights that it is crucial that the AGC treats the cases without fear or favour as the manner in which it handles the cases, will determine the level of public confidence in Singapore's law enforcement agency.
Below is the full letter by SDP

The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has not responded to the SDP's letter sent 10 days ago on 7 July 2017, where we called on it to investigate charges of abuse of powers by PM Lee Hsien Loong.

In contrast, the Chambers has reacted with lightning speed to a post made by Mr Li Shengwu, Lee Hsien Yang's son, on his private Facebook page. Mr Li had shared an article published by the Wall Street Journal and made a comment about Singapore's judicial system.

The AGC says it is aware of Mr Li's post which was made on 15 July 2017 and is “looking into the matter”.

The SDP calls on the AGC to show even-handedness in the matter by also looking into the allegations made against PM Lee. Specifically, the SDP calls on the AGC to investigate accusations that:

One, PM Lee Hsien Loong had made “false claims” in Parliament

Two, Ho Ching had no business acting on behalf of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO)

Three, PM Lee acted inappropriately on the Deed of Gift

Four, the appointment of the Ministerial Committee was questionable.

How the AGC handles the two issues will determine the level of public confidence in our law enforcement agency. It is crucial that the AGC treats the cases without fear or favour.

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