Abusing his premiership powers, dictator Prime Minister’s proxy, Select Committee, today (Apr 2) announced that they are considering 3 options, with two of the three being preservation. Preserving 38 Oxley Road would means defying Lee Kuan Yew’s last will, to which Lee Hsien Loong was dismissed as an executor of the estate.
However, all three options would glorify the Lee dictatorship. The 3 options are as follow:
1) Retain the property and build a National Monument in the name of Lee Kuan Yew
2) Retain the basement dining room and build a monument similarly to glorify the name of Lee Kuan Yew
3) Demolish the property, and build a heritage centre
Option 1 and 2 – Preservation
PM Lee Hsien Loong’s government intends to abuse the existing laws to help the PM retain the house. Option 1 would require enforcement of the Preservation of Monuments Act. Lee Wei Ling will be evicted from the house if the Act is exercised. The dictator PM is also considering using the Planning Act as an option prior to the use of the Monuments Act.
Option 3 – Demolition
Lee Hsien Loong’s Select Committee said that a 5-storey residential building can be built on the site, or the government can turned it into a park, heritage centre or a public institution. The state use would most likely embed Lee Kuan Yew’s name to immortalise his reputation. The committee specifically mentioned in their report they are against demolition like Lee Hsien Loong, lamenting that it will be a “loss”.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong claimed to “recuse” himself behind the decision of the house, but his Select Committee are his cronies ministers and chaired by his Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. Lee Hsien Loong’s sister, Lee Wei Ling, has earlier confirmed that her dictator brother wants to preserve the house so that the Lee family can be the unofficial royal family of Singapore. This will then help pass over the premiership to the PM’s son, Li Hongyi, who is currently a senior director with the propaganda ministry, Ministry of Communications and Information.
Lee Hsien Loong’s younger brother, Lee Hsien Yang, is currently in self-exile with his family. Lee Hsien Loong’s nephew, Li Shengwu, is currently being sued for contempt of court over a private Facebook post. The Attorney General, who was Lee Hsien Loong’s former private lawyer, is currently in the midst of criminalising Li Shengwu, so the latter will not be allowed to return to Singapore.