Singapore’s High Court has proceeded to outlaw Prime Minister’s nephew, Li Shengwu, by demanding that he return to Singapore to face contempt of court charges.
The High Court, controlled by the PAP dictatorship government, wrote that Li Shengwu has 14 days from yesterday (Feb 3) to return, or a warrant of arrest will be filed against him.
Fortunately for Li Shengwu, the Singapore warrant of arrest will not be recognised by the Interpol and hence Singapore will be unable to extradite him from the United States.
The Attorney General, Lucien Wong – the former private lawyer and crony of Lee Hsien Loong – added more charges claiming that Li Shengwu had “abused court processes” when Li Shengwu released to the public copies of his defence affidavit:
“Around Sep 29, 2019, Mr Li instructed his lawyers to release copies of his defence affidavit to the media before it was admitted into evidence or referred to in any court hearing. This was a breach of the Supreme Court Practice Directions. The court subsequently struck out portions of the affidavit “which contained scandalous and irrelevant material.”
The Attorney General Chambers (AGC) also demanded that Li Shengwu reveal the list of his Facebook friends to the court.
Li Shengwu, an economics professor at Harvard, has since declared that he will not continue the expensive lawsuit with the Singapore government. Li Shengwu has also indicated he will not return to Singapore.
Given Li Shengwu’s political persecution, he is an ideal candidate for political asylum with the United States government. However, Li Shengwu does not need to seek refugee status as he can be legally naturalised as a US citizen through his professional work at the prestigious Ivy League university.
Several Singaporeans have been sent into exile for criticising the Singapore government, which is losing popular support with the locals. Alex Tan, the editor of States Times Review, is based in Australia, while Roy Ngerng, a writer who wrote an extensive analysing the CPF national retirement funds, is now based in Taiwan.