The very last will of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew will be denied once Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong secure another 5 years of government this election.
Lee Kuan Yew explicitly stated in numerous interviews that he does not want a memorial and in his last will, demanded that his family house at 38 Oxley Road be demolished right after his death.
His eldest son, Lee Hsien Loong, has something else in mind. Using the National Heritage Board, he plans to turn 38 Oxley Road into a memorial for Lee Kuan Yew and secure the Lee family’s dynastic political power in Singapore government. Lee Hsien Loong’s son, Li Hong Yi, has recently been made a director at the Ministry of Communications and Information – and he will very likely to join politics to be the next Prime Minister like his father did.
Defending Lee Kuan Yew’s last wishes are the two younger siblings – Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling. The sister sacrificed herself to live in the aged old house alone, to stop her elder brother from commencing construction of the memorial.
Lee Hsien Yang paid a bigger price, with both his wife and son being exiled out of Singapore. His wife, Lee Suet Fern, was ruled in a default court judgement that she had conducted herself “unprofessionally” for assisting Lee Kuan Yew in the last will. His son, Li Shengwu, was also ruled in a default court judgment for contempt of court over a private Facebook post criticising his uncle’s PAP government.