Dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s nephew, Li Shengwu, has told Reuters that he will not return to Singapore following a charge for contempt of court by the Attorney General Chambers (AGC). Li Shengwu is a 32-year-old junior fellow academic at Harvard University and he will be commencing as an associate professor at Harvard by October 2018.
“I have no intention of going back to Singapore. I have a happy life and a fulfilling job in the U.S.”
Li Shengwu will also not contest the charges for contempt of court laid by the AGC, and this would mean a default judgement ruling that the Singapore government will win. Nonetheless, given Singapore’s biased judiciary, Li Shengwu is unlikely to win a case against Lee Hsien Loong either.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ordered his former personal lawyer-turned-Attorney General, Lucien Wong, to charge his nephew for contempt of court over a private post made on Li Shengwu’s Facebook profile. A screenshot was taken by a government spy who has access to Li Shengwu’s private posts.
Li Shengwu’s parents, Lee Hsien Yang and wife Lee Suet Fern, left for Hong Kong two months ago and they are unlikely to return to Singapore because the dictator PM claimed they had faked the last will of Lee Kuan Yew. The family is likely in voluntary exile and they are unlikely to return so long Lee Hsien Loong is alive – a huge irony for Lee Kuan Yew who prosecuted and sent many into exile when he was Prime Minister, only to see his very own offsprings ended up in similar predicament.
The prosecution of Li Shengwu is critical as Lee Hsien Loong wants to pave the way of the next Prime Minister for his own son, Li Hongyi, who is now a senior civil servant with propaganda ministry, Ministry of Information and Communications.
The editor of States Times Review, Alex Tan, is also in voluntary exile in Sydney Australia, following the dictatorship’s calling the website a “fake news”.