Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong openly admitted to conflict of interests today (Aug 1), saying that his case is “special” and so he is allowed to use the Parliament to address the allegations made by his siblings:
“If it is a serious allegation, he would expect the minister to take court action for defamation, unless there are other special considerations… I believe I have a strong case … This would further besmirch our parents’ names, and drag out the process for years, creating further “distraction and distress” to Singaporeans… At the end of the day, we are brothers and sister, and we are all our parents’ children. Therefore, fighting this out in court cannot be my preferred choice.”
The dictator PM was responding to opposition MP Chen Show Mao who questioned under what circumstances would a serious allegation be brought to Parliament instead of to the court.
Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings have earlier produced evidence of abuse of power by the dictator Prime Minister. Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching both abused government powers to over-rule Lee Kuan Yew’s last will which stated that the 38 Oxley Road house be demolished. Lee Hsien Loong wants the house preserved to build a Lee dynasty in Singapore, according to his sister Lee Wei Ling.
Lee Hsien Loong held a special parliamentary session to clear himself of abuse of power in his ruling party-dominated Parliament, where he controls 83 out of 90 seats.