The second son of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, Lee Hsien Yang, has made a press release confirming that his father’s wish will be respected and the Oxley Road house will be demolished:

“In accordance with our late father’s last Will and Testament that his house at 38 Oxley Road be demolished, my sister and I, as the executors and trustees of the estate, believe it is only appropriate that some of his personal items of historic importance, that have been used by him at the house, be donated to the NHB for the people of Singapore who honoured him with their love and respect during our recent bereavement.”

Photo by thestraitstimes
Photo by thestraitstimes

Previously the Singapore Government intended to preserve Lee Kuan Yew’s more than 100 year old bungalow as a national monument and even have laws under the Preservation of Monuments Act to over-rule his will.

According to Lee Hsien Yang, all personal items of historical value will be donated to the National Heritage Board and he has signed the deed on Monday (June 8).

Photo by Stamford Law
Photo by Stamford Law
Photo by Stamford Law
Photo by Stamford Law
Photo by Stamford Law
Photo by Stamford Law