SDP: Allegations by PM Lee’s siblings raise concerns regarding present administration of Singapore

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has issued a statement on the ongoing dispute between Prime Minister (PM)  Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings, Dr Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang.

SDP notes that there have been serious allegations made against the PM by his siblings, which includes the abuse of the state organs and the powers vested in him as the Prime Minister. The party pointed out that the allegations raise concerns regarding the present administration’s ability to take Singapore into a future that requires steady, wise and democratic leadership.

SDP highlighted that unless and until PM Lee takes decisive steps to renounce authoritarian rule and steer Singapore onto the democratic path, his remaining tenure as prime minister will be a troubled one.

Below is the statement in full

The party calls for PM Lee to address the specific allegations of public concern in a clear and transparent manner and the only way that this can be satisfactorily done is through public hearings.

The dispute between PM Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings, Dr Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang, goes far beyond private family matters. It delves into issues of national concern and good governance.

Both siblings have made serious accusations against the PM, among which is the abuse of powers entrusted to him.

The SDP has long stated that the PAP has never been hesitant about using organs of State to crush dissent and silence the opposition. The history of the PAP’s rule is littered with numerous such abuses. The difference now is that the PM is accused of wielding such powers against his own family.

Furthermore, Mdm Ho Ching stands accused of influencing the civil service beyond her role as the PM’s wife.

The cabinet has also been named in the feud and questions raised about its handling of the dispute over Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s residence at Oxley Road.

These issues raise concerns regarding the present administration’s ability to take Singapore into a future that requires steady, wise and democratic leadership. That even the PM’s siblings openly state that they have “no confidence” in their brother’s leadership speaks volumes.

The matters that PM Lee raised in his Summary of Statutory Declarations on 15 June 2017 are personal and do not address the national concerns his siblings raised.

For the sake of our nation’s future, PM Lee must address the specific allegations of public concern in a clear and transparent manner. The only way that this can be satisfactorily done is through public hearings.

Before anything else, however, Mr Lee Hsien Loong must state and demonstrate that he will not resort to using State power to deal with his siblings and, more importantly, stop the persecution and intimidation of ordinary citizens of Singapore.

He must also take immediate steps to amend or abolish the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act and the Broadcasting Act to relinquish State control over the media in Singapore.

In addition, the PAP Government must repeal the Public Order Act which effectively denies citizens their constitutional rights of freedom of peaceful assembly.

Unless and until Mr Lee Hsien Loong takes decisive steps to renounce authoritarian rule and steer Singapore onto the democratic path, his remaining tenure as prime minister will be a troubled one.

In these challenging economic and geopolitical times, we need strong, accountable and democratic leadership.

 

 

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23 Responses to “SDP: Allegations by PM Lee’s siblings raise concerns regarding present administration of Singapore”

  • Well Spoken Words....:

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    “Today we are going to learn a lot about the country of my birth. We are going to learn whether (as I hope) the ruling party is still full of men and women of quality and strong character, or whether “it is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”

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    Shengwu Li

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  • Greedy pig:

    “Today we are going to learn a lot about the country of my birth. We are going to learn whether (as I hope) the ruling party is still full of men and women of quality and strong character, or whether “it is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”

    Above statement should be read by disgracefool and lin wei kiat and ask them how they feel ? As a papy member salaries is always not enough , i was wondering those earning a thousand a month must be stuggling hard and these ministers earning millions is always not enough ; karma will strike the papy members

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  • oxygen:

    AUTHORITARIAN RULE IS DESTROYING SINGKIELAND, I have no doubt about this.

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  • Peeple Abuse Power:

    How come that jiak liao bee aka KFC EP is still as quiet as ever? Also what about that Uncle Woody ESM? How come? All suddenly become dumb or deaf? This isn’t just about a famiLEE feud. No comments?

    If such a saga were to happen in the oppo camp, bet every men and women of the ruling party would become instant kay pohs and have lots of ugly things to say and comment on. As it is, it is difficult to get a man to give his honest comments when his salary depends upon his not making any comments.

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  • Sharon Ann Gabriel:

    Every patriot in the country is likely to share SDP’s concerns regarding the sordid state of affair in the Lee Family. The in-fighting between the PM and his siblings has already invited adverse publicity world wide. A no-confidence motion against the PAP government ought to be initiated in Parliament. PM Lee must resign if the allegation that he abuses his power is substantiated.

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  • Pls take leave of absent:

    PM, the accusation by your siblings is a serious matter and is of grave concerns to the nation because you are the leader of the leaders. For the benefit of the whole nation, I would like to urge you to step aside and take leave of absent for the time being until the dispute between you and your sibling is resolved. Btw, your siblings are accusing you of lying. You should sue them, just like what you or your PAP colleagues have been doing all this while to maintain your integrity. One last note, if for some unforeseen circumstances you are unable to resolve a small family matter like this within the next month or so, then I would strongly urge you to consider stepping down permanently to allow Mr Tharman ( not Mr Teo please) to takeover the PM. Relationship between Singapore and China is a pressing one. Singapore needs a PM who can give his undivided attention to address it, especially on the OBOR initiated China.

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  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    There is no upside for LHL in the saga. There is no hope in hell he can convince the majority of Singaporeans that LKY did not want his house demolished. LHL might win in Court and in Parliment on this issue because PAP controls both. But it would be a pyrrhric victory. PAP would wind up a collateral damage at the next general election. Voters would not allow LHL to disrespect LKY. LHL could preserve LKY’s house but wind up demolishing PAP (and any chance for his son to go into politics). PAP members should seriously consider getting rid of LHL to save the party.

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  • WP quite as usual. $16k:

    But SDP, singaporeans base on TRUST.
    they trust the pm.
    So only rare few of them would question.
    Most who question do so in their sleep.
    Not publicly question.

    Top in maths and Science.

    Zero Microsoft and zero IBM.

    ACADEMIC result not equal to real world performance.
    Proven beyond reasonable doubt.

    Is it better to have SDP or WP in parliament?

    The answer cannot be clearer.

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  • FEDUP:

    I hope that SDP will lead to make SG great again to realise our SG pledge!

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  • bgkl:

    Pinky Ass must be impeached for his wife’s misconduct should evidence be found that she indirectly or directly ordered around the Permanent Secretaries or other officials, thus affecting the way civil service functions. No different from the previous South Korean President.

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  • Singaporean migrated to USA:

    @Well spoken words..
    Those are not well spoken words but deceiving words. Once again we tell you folks, we warn you again and again and again be careful what you say, be very careful what you wish for and if you don’t understand then don’t get into it. If you are from young generation supporting any words from any of the another Lee is equal to dig your own grave, if you are from older generation then stay quiet and stay away, you have no business screwing your future generation.

    The only well spoken words here are the words spoken by SDP, not from the son of Hesian Loong or Hesian Yang Lee..
    Say it with us ‘Not another Lee’

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  • Maxchewy:

    I really predict from this ugly scandal that the end of the PAP and PM Lee is nigh. This could very well signal the beginning of the end. It’s about time. Empires rise and empires collapse through recorded history. What’s so special about LKY and the PAP? There’s always a limit and when your raw greed for greater power and humongous wealth overcomes you, the beginning of the end shows its face. Time and time again history shows this.
    I just hope for the sake of Singaporeans and in particular my sons and their families that along the way of the final exit of the Lee first family and their cronies, there will not be violent upheavals and riots. There will be peace hopefully despite the radical change of Govt in the near future.
    PM Lee should call for a snap GE soon and not wait for 2020 to assuage his popularity amongst voters. Is he confident of getting once again 70%? I doubt so. Well even 60-65% is ok for him to continue. If it’s in the 50% range, he should resign and let TCH or Thaman to take over temporarily. He could appoint himself the next President with support no doubt from his Ministers, CJ, AG etc. all with greedy self-interest mainly.

    Exciting times ahead for Singapore. It doesn’t bother me simply because I’m 75 and sickly. I only worry for my kids and grandkids who have long years ahead of them !
    MC
    16.6.17

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  • singpore:

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    WP where are you?!!

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  • Too tired to care:

    In short, PM should resign.
    Gov should call for snap elections.
    Give him a “no confidence vote”.

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  • Sylva Lim:

    FEDUP:
    I hope that SDP will lead to make SG great again to realise our SG pledge!

    Once pappy replaced, wp jobs remain because theybREMAIN AS OPPOSITION to the new ruling party .

    WP performs so well as a cooperative opposition in an authoritarian system that it will always have a job as opposition even as new ruling parties take over.

    Yours
    Sylva Lim

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  • PAP.SURE.WIN:

    Readers beware.

    Dr Chee is an opportunist. His wife is Taiwanese and look at the mess Taiwan is in now under President Tsai Ing-Wen.

    SDP stand for Say Dada Party (dada=bye bye)

    If SDP is elected, Dr Chee will quickly reduce our dollar value and turn it to RM 1 to S$3

    Singaporeans no longer can shop and buy 2 or 3 terrace house in Johor Bahru.

    DO NOT VOTE SDP. VOTE PAP
    Majullah PAP to Eternality
    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All

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  • rukidding:

    Start by investigating and digging into CPeeF and Tumasick !

    Husband and wife must be “stripped naked” ….put into a traditional PIG rattan cage and “dragged” thru the streets for a memorable parade !

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  • Hell o:

    I read with much concern about state organ. Checked meaning from website some say this some say that. Can’t they use better word. But I know difficult word like karma. Karma is from above you will not escape from what you have done to other. Your immediate family will be affected, Your life in this beautiful world will pass very fast. Remember this beautiful word KARMA and you will have a meaningful life on earth. Do not commit SIN this will help.

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  • nathan:

    @PAP.SURE.WIN.

    One day you kena sue then you will shit in pants. Don’t believe me, carry on what you are doing here everyone. Next try to libel the WP, everybody see them no up. They are timid as rabbits. You frighten of rabbits?

    Chee’s wife from Taiwan. You from where? from Fabrication about PAP website which is the same as Fabrication Of The Truth.

    No problem what when 1 ringgit = S$3.

    Sell your motherland with your mother as free gift.

    And change your name to Mr Hum Kar Chan. hahaha.

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  • Abuse of power:

    Abuse of Power is their SOP!

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  • 乾巴巴:

    有人在混水摸鱼!

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  • hohoho:

    Why does Ho Ching not respond to the accusations?

    Are what the two in-laws say true?

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  • PM Must Be Firm & Decisive!:

    Don’t place your Ministers and PAP MPs in a difficult spot.

    Do the right thing and do it now.

    The longer the delay, suspicion and erosion of respect and loss of trust will set in.

    Get it settled quickly please!

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