The sister of dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has came out to defend her youngest brother, Lee Hsien Yang, who was wrongly accused of “cheating” their father Lee Kuan Yew into signing the last will.
Dr Lee Wei Ling, a former neurosurgeon, said that their father Lee Kuan Yew was the one who drafted the will in secret and he was fully aware of what he was doing. The Singapore court’s special tribunal however claimed that Lee Kuan Yew – a former lawyer – was hastily coaxed into signing without reading:
“The Disciplinary Tribunal’s report on the case referred by AG against Hsien Yang’s wife, in my view, is a travesty. I am appalled and disgusted by the The Sunday Times reports that seek to character assassinate my brother and his wife. This all is yet another attempt to rewrite history following on from the secret ministerial committee looking into Lee Kuan Yew’s Will and wishes for 38 Oxley Road. My father knew full well what he was doing. He was clear in his decision for the Will. Lee Kuan Yew on his own drafted an amendment to the Will (a codicil) and executed it 2 weeks later. I continue to be ashamed at Hsien Loong’s disrespect for his father’s dying wish.”
Lee Hsien Loong had earlier instructed his pet judge, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, to appoint two corrupted judges to preside a two-man tribunal. The tribunal yesterday released a report declaring the last will invalid, which it claimed Lee Hsien Yang and his wife Lee Suet Fern acted “deceitfully”.
Lee Hsien Yang has also responded to the corrupted tribunal judgement:
“For the record, this is my wife’s response to request for comments: “I disagree with the Disciplinary Tribunal’s report and will fight this strongly when it is heard in open court. Any member of the public can obtain the entire record of the closed-door proceedings of the Tribunal from the Law Society. I urge the public to look at these and come to their own independent conclusions. My lawyers, Kenneth Tan, SC and Walter Woon, SC and Providence Law, delivered an outstanding and impressive defence. I am deeply grateful to them.”
The dictatorship’s Attorney General is Lucien Wong, Lee Hsien Loong’s former private lawyer, while the Chief Justice is Sundaresh Menon, appointed by Lee Hsien Loong’s ex-subordinate President Halimah Yacob.