When the last will was read out following Lee Kuan Yew’s death in April 2015, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong angrily threw a tantrum in front of his siblings and lawyer that he will fight his father’s will and gazette the house. According to witnesses Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang, their elder brother made the threat in front of everyone.
Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching, then took a total of six-month “sabbatical leave” to getting the propaganda ministry, Ministry of Communications and Information, to document the position of each item in the house so her husband PM can recreate the 38 Oxley Road house. According to Lee Wei Ling, the move to recreate the house is to create a “Lee family cult” so Singaporeans will forever pay respect to Lee Hsien Loong and his father. Lee Wei Ling testified in her press release today (July 1):
“I resented Ho Ching & 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 days at Oxley Road, getting the photographer from ministry of Communication and information to photograph & catalog items which she would pack into plastic boxes to send to storage, and her attempts to recreate the way Oxley looked decades ago.”
Lee Wei Ling also revealed that the siblings went to public to expose their PM brother’s corruptions because no one in Singapore dare to criticise them:
“Both (Lee Hsien Loong and Ho Ching) were not straight and were taking advantage of the fact that no one would dare criticise them for acting improperly.”