Photo of Workers' Party Low Thia Kiang from screenshot

Opposition leader Low Thia Kiang goes to Parliament today (July 3) slamming Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for abusing his powers to raise the 38 Oxley Road issue in Parliament and told him to settle in the court instead:

“The running dispute involving Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings over their late father’s house should be settled in court, and not be allowed to play out over social media. This is not a Korean drama show…end this saga now.”

The Workers’ Party secretary general taunted Lee Hsien Loong if the Prime Minister is afraid what his siblings “might reveal”:

“The Prime Minister is faced with serious allegations, these need to be addressed in the proper manner, such matters cannot be ‘you say, I say’, it is a hallmark of the People’s Action Party Government to get to the bottom of the matter in court. The PM not doing so risk giving the impression that the Government was afraid of what the Lee siblings will say or reveal”

Low Thia Kiang also pointed out that the PM is acting differently when handling criticisms from his own family:

“There is no reason why this time it should be different because it comes from the Lee family, and in fact the allegations are much more serious.”

Low Thia Kiang also hit out at Law Minister K Shanmugam for obvious conflict of interests for his role in the Ministerial Committee:

“Regarding the issue of conflict of interest, could PM Lee clarify the role of Law Minister K. Shanmugam in the matter, given that he was a personal friend of Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Dr Lee Wei Ling, and is also part of the ministerial committee on the house. Is there not a conflict of interest there?”

The Opposition leader also demanded Lee Hsien Loong to answer why the current Attorney General is the PM’s former personal lawyer:

“PM Lee to clarify the role of Attorney-General (A-G) Lucien Wong in the matter of the house. Lucien Wong was PM Lee’s personal lawyer and had represented him on issues to do with the house, before he was appointed A-G in January this year. Being in this position meant that the Government would now be consulting him on legal issues to do with the house.”