Mr Lee Hsien Yang (LHY), son of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and brother to the current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, voiced his support for the newly formed Progress Singapore Party headed by former People’s Action Party Member of Parliament, Dr Tan Cheng Bock in a Facebook post and backs Dr Tan’s criticism of the ruling party by stating that it has “lost its way”.

LHY posted on his Facebook page on Sunday evening, “I wholeheartedly support the principles and values of the Progress Singapore Party.”

Earlier this year, LHY congratulated Dr Tan’s party for its successful registration and affirmed the character of Dr Tan as someone who places the interests of the people first.

He wrote, “Today, Cheng Bock will groom future Parliamentarians who will serve our country and people before party or self. This is good for the future of Singapore. Cheng Bock is the leader Singapore deserves.”

LHY also wrote on his post on Sunday that the PAP today is no longer the political party of his father, LKY and that it has lost its way.

“Today’s PAP is no longer the PAP of my father. It has lost its way.” – LHY

This supports what Dr Tan has said during the Friday press conference that he has not changed but the ruling party has. Dr Tan shared that “the processes of good governance” in Singapore going “astray” was the catalyst behind the establishment of his party.

Dr Tan criticised the lack of transparency by the current government on how it appoints important positions, such as how individuals such as the Prime Minister’s wife, Ho Ching is being appointed as the CEO of Temasek and a wife of a PAP Senior Minister of State being appointed as auditor-general.

In June 2017, LHY and his sister, Dr Lee Weiling issued a joint statement as the children of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew that is highly critical about their brother, Lee Hsien Loong.

The statement alleged the current Prime Minister of abusing his power and how the two are being threatened by the current government as a result of refusing to abide to PM Lee’s desire to retain the Oxley road estate despite LKY’s wish to demolish the house after his passing.

PM Lee was forced to “clear his name” in Parliament over the allegations by declaring himself as innocent without any third-party investigations into the matter.

In that statement, the two wrote, “The values of Lee Kuan Yew are being eroded by his own son. Our father placed our country and his people first, not his personal popularity or private agendas. We are very sad that we have been pushed to this. We feel hugely uncomfortable and closely monitored in our own country. We do not trust Hsien Loong as a brother or as a leader. We have lost confidence in him.”

Is Mr Lee Hsien Yang going to join Dr Tan’s party?

What is missing from LHY’s Sunday post is whether he is going to join Dr Tan’s party.
This has been the question of many Singaporeans looking for a change in the political scene, especially since the Oxley Road saga where public confidence in the PAP adminstration was greatly shaken.

LHY, who has been in the private sector for his career, had said in the past that he has no interest in partaking politics. He said in an interview with Economic Times back in 2006 after leaving SingTel, “I’ve said many times before that I do not think politics is something

I am suited for. I have no great interest to pursue a career in politics,” he added.

But since the joint statement in 2017, LHY has been seen publicly frequently with politicians particularly with Dr Tan’s party in visits to hawker centres, and backing activists in legal fees and costs, sparking hopes that he may get himself involved in the upcoming General Election.

In response to a question of whether LHY is joining PSP, Dr Tan said on Friday that while the two of them are “good friends”, LHY would have to join the party on the party’s terms if he desires to do so.

“I must say if he wants to join me, he is free to but he must adhere to my PSP terms, because many people would have thought he was coming to join me for his personal agenda.

“He must make it clear. I’m very clear and he knows if he joins, he must join on my terms,” added Dr Tan.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
You May Also Like

Appeal for information on Ms Siti Syazana Bte Roslan’s whereabouts

Singapore Police Force (SPF) are appealing for information on the whereabouts of…

Jilted by the system

by: Ghui/ Adrian (not his real name) has been selling food at a…

总统佐科维宣布 印尼首都迁至婆罗洲东加里曼丹省

根据印尼CNN报导, 印尼总统佐科维已宣布该国首都,将前往婆罗洲东加里曼丹省(East Kalimantan)。 佐科维今日在雅加达宣布,新首都最理想的位置,位于东加里曼丹省北佩纳扬巴塞尔县(North Penajam Paser )与库台卡塔内加拉县(Kutai Kartanegara)之间的区域。 新都选址距离雅加达1400公里远,印尼当局相信迁都有助把经济活动从爪哇岛分散出去,减缓经济发展不平均的问题。 佐科维指出,首都从雅加达迁出,将花费466兆印尼盾(约330亿美元),国家将支付19巴仙,其余有赖公私合营以及民间投资来负担。 首都雅加达人口密集,交通混乱与公共建设不足,污染程度已达不健康水平。据官方估计,因为交通堵塞问题,雅加达每年面对的损失高达100兆印尼盾(70亿美元) 加上雅加达原属低洼地区,是全球地层下陷最快速的沿岸城市之一,科学家警告,预计2050年,3分之1市区都将沉入海水中。当局决定迁都。…


国内贫富之间加剧扩大的鸿沟,致使越来越多国人不禁思考,这片土地是否仍是最初为之流汗、为后代子孙奋斗的”应许之地“,还是越发变成了少数”利益相关者“高处不胜寒的巨塔? 上周四,瑞士信贷研究院(Credit Suisse Research Institute)发布2018年全球财富报告,指新加坡人的整体财富增加7.4%至1.3万亿美元(约1.8万亿新元)。每名成年人的财富增加5.3%至28万3000美元以上,全球排名第九、亚洲领先。 在2000年,成年人均财富为11万4720美元。报告指财富增值主要因素包括较高的储蓄、资产增值和2005年至2012年间的币值汇率增值。 此外,新加坡的百万富翁增加了11.2巴仙,即18万3737人。也预测未来五年该人数将以每年增加5.5巴仙,达到23万9640人。 直至今年中,我国有大约1千名财富超过5千万美元的超高净值人士,人数增加了1.1巴仙。不过,未知有关统计是否也把我国高薪内阁成员涵括在“超高净值—疯狂巨富”群体中。 正当有些人浸淫在所谓“新加坡人变得富足”的自我感觉良好,《南华早报》在采访本地学者的报导中,却提出令人不安的事实–我国社会面临不断增长的社会分化。 会遗传的贫富差距 新加坡国立大学社会学系副教授陈恩赐,在接受《南华早报》采访时表示,现在在我国,阶级和身份背景对于社会流动的影响更大。根据衡量收入差距的基尼系数(从零到一,一为最不平等),我国自1980年以来的基尼系数就一直在0.40分以上波动,在去年则达到0.417分。 英国2015年度基尼系数为0.52、美国0.506,香港在2016年得分0.539,显示在先进国中的收入不均问题迫在眉睫。…