In the latest episode of the power struggle in Singapore’s powerful Lee family, the sister of dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Lee Wei Ling, voiced out in discontent against her brother for media censorship. The eldest daughter of former dictator Lee Kuan Yew posted on Facebook today (Sep 25) saying she set up a new Facebook account because the Singapore media dare not disobey her brother and sister-in-law:
“I have set up a new Facebook account which is under the name Wei Ling Lee. Future posts will only be in this new account on which no one else can write anything. When I hv news I will post on Wei Ling Lee and open to public to follow. I am doing this as no public media dares to disobey Hsien Loong and Ho Ching’s commands.”
Lee Wei Ling, the current head of the National Neuroscience Institute, has recently been outspoken after the death of her father Lee Kuan Yew. She has since called Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong a “dishonourable son” and milking their father’s reputation to uplift his own profile.
She was particularly furious with Lee Hsien Loong’s hero-worshipping propaganda to helped him win the recent 2015 General Elections, and even charged the dictator Prime Minister of establishing a dynasty. In the recent debate on a new Contempt of Court bill introduced by Lee Hsien Loong to censor criticisms, Lee Wei Ling said that the new PAP leadership under Lee Hsien Loong is totally different from the PAP leadership in the past. The dispute went public with Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching, posting a monkey showing middle finger in response.
Currently, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is trying to fix the upcoming Presidential election so he can free access to the national reserves. He currently also serves as the chairman of the country’s sovereign wealth fund company, GIC, while his wife Ho Ching is the CEO of Temasek Holdings.