Goh Meng Seng: Respect Lee Kuan Yew’s Last Wish

38 Oxley Road

As an opposition politician, I am apparently not a fan of LKY for all my adult life, for reasons I have already expounded during his death in 2015.

However, if he truly wished not to have his old house to be made into a memorial monument for himself because he did not want to become the idol of hero worshiping in spite of all those high praises (regardless whether worthy or not) of his achievements for Singapore, then at least this formidable opponent whom I do not like, earns my respect for this last decision.

It is shocking to me that the current PAP government under his very own son’s leadership, has seek all means and ways to go against his last wish. If what Lee Wei Ling had said in her latest combined statement with her other brother, Lee Hsien Yang, is true, then I would say this is a FEARFULLY DISHONORABLE act from our government.

PAP and its Prime Minister had been screaming “Rule of Law” high and low in recent months over all things but I would say, to use all legislative means to DISHONOR the last wish of their very own “Hero”, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, is neither a good example of “Rule of Law” nor Rule of Morals. Do they not want LKY to Rest In Peace?

LKY has not only stated once in his life that he did not want any monument for himself and has stated clearly in his last memoir that he wanted the old house to be demolished after his death.

Why is that so difficult to grant the very person whom so many Singaporeans adore and respect, his very last wish?

As far as the house is concerned, this is a Private house belonging to LKY and now, his estate and immediate family after his death. Though PM Lee has stated that this is “private family dispute” over the house, but why should his government be meddling in this private matter of the house?

PM Lee is totally incoherent here. Once his government decided to exert power to determine the future of the Private House of the Lee family, it will no longer be a private matter but a public matter.

Why would he set up a Ministerial Committee to determine the fate of this Private house? To determine a dead man’s will? There isn’t a need to. LKY had repeated expressed in no uncertain terms that he did not want any monument to be set up for him after his death. Isn’t that clear enough? Thus, I would say that although I am not prevail to all the insider’s details, I have to agree with Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang that the government under PM Lee is abusing its power to force or influence the outcome of a purely Private matters of the Lee family.

This is especially so when the three siblings had just signed an agreement on how to deal with house but yet, PM Lee set up this Ministerial Committee to re-look into the matter again. Why would that be so? It is no wonder both Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang felt betrayed and anyone in their position will naturally think that their brother has abused his political power to get what he want. Most importantly, how could they ever trust him again with this political maneuver?

This saga has sent chill deep down into my spine. Imagine:

If PAP government could even dishonor their very own founder, LKY in such manner, who else would they respect? Definitely not small potatoes like us in the street.

If what Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling said is true, even they felt uncomfortable by their brother’s use of national machinery to monitor them up to the level of making them feel overwhelmingly intimidated and wanting to migrate out of Singapore, what else could we expect for those of us who are powerless but brave enough to stand up as opposition members?

If the PAP government even dare to use their administrative and legislative powers to forcefully take over a private house in such manner, with so much disrespect to the one they claimed they adored, loved and worshiped, there is no other people’s private property they would not dare to take forcefully if they fancy!

If even the member(s) of the most powerful and influential Lee family would say openly that the Singapore’s Main Stream Media is controlled by the government and the 154th ranking given to them by international organization is somewhat justified, how else could we as a nation trust the MSM?

If even the members of the Lee family felt that there is basically no proper separation of powers and a total lack of checks and balances of the power that be, why should we still trying to make believe that this is a meaningful democracy at all?

The latest public statement made by both Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang is highly provocative and even up to the point of potentially defamatory if all these assertions are untrue. Apart from the accusation of abuse of power, there are other serious accusation. This is especially so on the part of indirectly accusing Ho Ching of instructing senior civil servants when she holds no political office and has no power to do so. There is also mention of PM Lee obtaining official document (Deed of Gift) from one of his ministry and passing it to his own lawyer. (The last time such thing happened was in the 1997 defamation case against Tang Liang Hong.)

All these are serious accusations made by two prominent public figures from the distinguished family in Singapore and they cannot be ignored or brushed away lightly.

 

Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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27 Responses to “Goh Meng Seng: Respect Lee Kuan Yew’s Last Wish”

  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    Well said. The next step is or PAP to get rid of LHL and Ho Ching and for Singaporeans to get rid of PAP at the next GE. Make Singapore a real democracy. Bury PAP with LKY and move on.

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  • Taxi Uncle Lim Kopi:

    The purpose of this Ministerial Committee is still not convincing. In fact it is the National Heritage Board who should be setting up this committee to communicate with the siblings. Respecting the dead should be top priority.

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  • Sotong:

    It has already been said umpteen times in no uncertain terms that the house should be demolished upon his death.

    What’s so difficult? Get the Demolition Squad from SLA to move in and do the needful.

    Private property owners are now worried whether they will suffer the same fate.

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  • Peeple Abuse Power:

    lky has always been a firm and decisive ruler. It’s puzzling to read that he’s actually changed his will 6 times in a space of less than 5 yrs. Thought he has taught his children well but apparently he has failed as a father.

    He must have had a tormenting last few years of his life, being pressured to change his will again and again not because he wanted to but because of his greedy kid.

    Before he left this world, he was refused a quick death though he has signed an Advance Medical Directive. After his death, some people refused to fulfil his last wish. Yet we often hear these same people praising him and expecting sgreans to remember and honour him. How hypocrite can these people be.

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  • C'est la vie:

    *****
    This entire “Oxley Road” saga only serves to show SG, the extent that the PM will accede to, to achieve his preferred course, with a total disregard to the people, property and principles, directly involved.

    **
    *****

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  • The Evil Greedy Son:

    Small potatoes knew this all along but are just helpless given that 70% are dafts. Old man knew this very well so he is very clear and persistent in having the house demolished else dishonorable son will used it as a shrine to entrench and further his control on this country.

    Old man is known to be a ruthless and vindictive man, why did he forgo Chee SJ payment and allow him to stand in election. This is so uncharacteristic of the old man. Did he gain some insight and enlightenment?

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  • oxygen:

    THIS IS THE LAST UNFINISHED BUSINESS of most of the departed to Tern Sua, it is the obligation of those descendants -whom the departed counted on of compliance – TO COMPLY WITH HIS LETTER and spirit of the law (will).

    PAST TENSE HAS TOLD THE NATION AND THE WORLD AT LARGE, he wanted that place be demolished.

    No other consideration is necessary on this matter, let his soul RIP.

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  • LIONS:

    Indeed,the POINT ABOUT HO CHING ORDERING SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS AROUND is SERIOUS N NEED TO BE HIGHLIGHTED IN PARLIAMENT.

    CIVIL SERVANTS AS DEFINED ARE NON POLITICAL NOR “PERSONAL ATTENDANTS” to non-office bearers like Ho Ching or you n me.

    Will WP pls take this matter up.

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  • Survey recently:

    LW disgracefool, tio chee hong , somemoregun , see you in court , it is getting interesting every minutes , the 4 persons if they lost the case in court to LHY ; that will be the end of thier political career and thier famous name , join goerge yeo in hongkong , the flow.

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  • House:

    During earlier time, grandparents’ lands and houses were taken away and being paid a meagre sum of money under the Land acquisition act…Sounds familiar

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  • If truly respect Lee's wishes:

    If Mr Goh truly respect the old man’s wishes, then there wont be this article.

    It is well known that the father always wanted the son to succeed him. Right.

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  • Josephine Teo Ah Lian:

    Meng Seng, For once I agree with you wholeheartedly!

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    The Evil Greedy Son:
    Small potatoes knew this all along but are just helpless given that 70% are dafts. Old man knew this very well so he is very clear and persistent in having the house demolished else dishonorable son will used it as a shrine to entrench and further his control on this country.

    Old man is known to be a ruthless and vindictive man, why did he forgo Chee SJ payment and allow him to stand in election. This is so uncharacteristic of the old man. Did he gain some insight and enlightenment?

    When demons TAUNT you nightly and death is nigh sins of the past will HAUNT you and cowards who show a false brave front, considering themselves above mortals and just a level below godlike will seek whatever means to get a restful night…Parlavu???

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  • 子教,父过:

    I have no comments

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  • Alfred:

    May b when lky was alive no body
    Dare to defies his order.now is the only
    Oportunity??(by not flatening house?)

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  • rukidding:

    This guy has “GOT NO BALLs” nor does he “dare” to “TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY” for those “difficult” thing that he “wanted resolved” his way !!!!

    Bloody Lousy Leadership !!!!

    Damned “Lau Kwee ” and “Malu”….Bo Chee !

    Always use “Committee” to “Hide behind” !

    Mo Lan Yong !!!

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  • BuyMeBakKutTeh:

    Dear GMS and all other Oppo leaders, esp, WP…. this is the best opportunity u guys will ever get to really dig deep n dig clean of all the assumptions that are in our minds… it’s everything! One dig will lead to another… u guys know that! Keep going n keep asking! This is THE crack that may unfold all the queries that will set us and Spore free! Good luck guys!

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  • Eskay:

    Lee Kuan Yew was “adored”??????!!!!
    What have you been smoking Goh?!?
    Admired, Impressed, Awed, Scared by,
    one can understand. But “adored” is
    waaaay over the top. Unless of course
    you’re being sarcastic? I’m pretty
    sure the old guy would be embarrassed
    if he was told he was “adored”, and that
    if that adjective was used to describe
    him, he’d see himself as a failure!

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  • Fook Me Hard:

    I must ensure my children are brought up properly using Confucius teachings.

    They must learn how to share the inheritance.

    One belt one road.

    For us it’s
    Once Melt No Road

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  • Meili:

    If really can’t resolve,need to
    Go to lky altar n throw the “ears”
    Shaped wooden pieces normally
    Used at guan yin temple waterloo st.
    Can get 3 type of answer.yes.no.n laughing.answering result!

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  • oxygen:

    @ Meili

    HILARIOUS. you are VERY CLEVER of this suggestion!

    Meili: If really can’t resolve,need to
    Go to lky altar n throw the “ears”
    Shaped wooden pieces normally
    Used at guan yin temple waterloo st.
    Can get 3 type of answer.yes.no.n laughing.answering result!

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  • Teo Chee Hum:

    Give the dead man a break!
    Stop being selfish to retain the building and just execute his last order.

    He must be feeling sad now if he knows how his children are handling his will.

    Which law firm should I engage to do me a proper will that’s legal binding without ambiguity ?

    This law firm must have standard .
    Any recommendations?

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  • Madam Kwa Lee:

    Teo Chee Hum:
    Give the dead man a break!
    Stop being selfish to retain the building and just execute his last order.

    He must be feeling sad now if he knows how his children are handling his will.

    Which law firm should I engage to do me a proper will that’s legal binding without ambiguity ?

    This law firm must have standard .
    Any recommendations?

    Maybe LEE and LEE ?
    But I not sure who runs it.
    Haha, I just know it’s a famous law firm.
    So they should know how to do will for people.
    I must declare I am in no way related to L&L and is not gaining a cent from recommending it.
    In my spare time, I like to talk and talk like no body business.

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  • Random Survey Results...:

    30 people were asked to give their opinion on the current Lee’s family saga.

    70% surveyed believe Lee Hsien Yang is speaking the truth and nothing but the truth.

    The house at 38 Oxley Rise ought to be demolished and case closed to save further the embarrassment and loss of votes for the PAP in coming PE and GE2020.

    No man is bigger than a party!

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  • Imagine!:

    If there was no social media today, Lee Hsien Yang would have no avenue to seek justice!

    With Social Media, all the misdeeds, lies and cronies will be exposed one by one.

    Social Media is powerful indeed!

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  • Dinners are just dinners:

    I hope GMS does not stand for election under his own banner again. His party only got about 10% last time. To vote for his party is just a vote thrown away. If he must contest, he should contest under another banner with others rather than try under his own banner. Most voters are tired of so many Indian chiefs. They should either band together or disband.

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  • Bad Boy:

    @ Fook Me Hard:
    June 18, 2017 at 11:29 am (Quote)

    I must ensure my children are brought up properly using Confucius teachings.

    ————————————–

    Dont bullshit a bullshitter.

    Confucius teachings…. ???

    Beside preaching , you yourself also must act upon it . This is call 身教重于言教. You yourself also cannot then you expect others.

    Next, Knowing is one thing but they dont buy it. Therefore they dont action nor practice it ? Saint’s teaching three years old also know but until old how many are carry out ?

    Lastly, worst they become best award actors or actresses when you are alive. Just endure and act to score points for the sake of your monies and properties. In reality they actually dont buy it.

    Examples …which china corrupted officials dont know confucius teaching or Maos teaching… ? If dont know all also know more than us Sg locals. Muz see big big corruption!

    CCP Bo Xi Lai and Zhou Yong Kang dont know Mao teaching or confucian teaching , in the end what happen.

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