An official inquiry to clear up all doubts on Lee family saga?

If you are a stranger to the latest scandal to rock our little red dot, you must be living under a rock! (Pun intended). But just in case we do indeed have rock dwellers, a feud within the ruling family has spilled into the public domain with public statements and Facebook posts issued by all the major players in this dispute.

I am sure that many Singaporeans have not missed the irony of various members of the Lee clan publicly implying that they feel threatened by the use of state organs to monitor their movements. While the use of state organs to further the ruler’s personal political gain should never be condoned, do they not realise that many Singaporeans have long suspected that state organs have always been used to spy on political opponents to the ruling family?

Don’t get me wrong. I am glad that members of the ruling family have now affirmed the open secret and we can finally acknowledge that this is actually happening. But it just strikes me as a tad odd – were these members of the Lee family that are now accusing the PM not privy to the probability that this modus operandi being used on so many others before them? Is it a case of not caring about the hoi polloi until and unless they are also personally affected?

If the most elite of Singaporeans are feeling the heat, what more of the rest of us mere mortals?

Mr Lee Hsien Yang and his family have the option to leave Singapore. What of people who do not have that luxury?

More importantly, is PM Lee going to sue his siblings for defamation? Many before them have been bankrupted for saying far less! I am not suggesting that they be sued. All I am saying is that it shouldn’t be different rules for different folks because that would be acknowledging that cronyism does exist! Something that is bad for stability and government reputation!

Alternatively, is PM Lee’s government going to offer ratification and a full apology to those who have faced the defamation suit before? If he doesn’t take action against his siblings, he will run the risk of tacitly acknowledging that those before them have been wrongfully penalised. Again, something that affects government standing!

Most pressingly, gossip fodder aside, these allegations have raised a very serious issue – that of the misuse of state organs. How are we to tackle this? Should we not have an open official inquiry to get to the bottom of this?

Public monies funded by all of our taxes pay for these state organs. We have a right to know how these are spent. Such public monies cannot be used as a politician’s private purse to further his or her own gains. While I am not accusing the government of anything, the only way to move forward credibly is to be transparent about how state monies are used and how state organs are mobilised.

Who has a say on what organs are utilised for what purposes? Should there not be clear procedures for such things? How many ministers need to sign off on a particular matter etc. These are just a few of the questions that need to be asked and discussed. Clearly, the possibility of having only the PM sign off on these things is not feasible if we want to avoid potential abuses.

 

Ghui

* Article first appeared on The Online Citizen.

 

 

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33 Responses to “An official inquiry to clear up all doubts on Lee family saga?”

  • Hell o:

    The whole wide world will not stop looking at the red dot. Ghui well said. We need to have democracy. Democracy the meaning from the English dictionary. But our leeder is using dictionary sounded from North Korea. Can someone send him the correct type. Only true democracy will save our beautiful island from decay.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    LKY set all the controls over “state organs” in place, enabling those “abuses” LHY fears he and family may suffer at LHL’s hand. Remember LKY’s saying to Devan Nair that he controlled everything everywhere, and would “make JBJ crawl on his knees begging for mercy”? Very odd that now we have LHY wanting to flee because of feared abuse of those very powers LKY instituted, and all for honouring LKY’s wishes, whom he seem to regard with unquestioning admiration and devotion.

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  • Great Asia:

    Do we need a new PM? The Great Asia has been asking this question for many years already right?

    呆 PM has at least another 7 years to be the PM, thereafter he can still make himself the Minister Mentor for another 10 years. What would happen to Singapore if he were allowed to screw the country for another 20 decades?

    The Great Asia has said many times: Tharman has to take over the PM job and lead this country the next 10 years.

    And Tan Cheng Bock to be the Elected President.

    This pair is the only option available for Singapore now. Because the 4th gen leaders all merely self serving fat cats who are yes-men.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Sharon Ann Gabriel:

    Unity in the family is the key to multiple successes. Every family may have one of two skeletons in the cupboard but the Lee Family has a plethora of them since the days of LKY. PM Lee is penny wise but pound foolish. By trying to win a battle against his siblings, he has inflicted irreparable damage to his prestige and reputation. Singaporeans are now aware that the country is run by a petty, revengeful and weak leader who is despised by his own brother and sister.

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  • Amos defeated Lee empire:

    it is indeed a matter of national interest…

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  • Bebe:

    Think out of the box!
    Maybe it’s a scheme to let the whole famili to run road.
    What happens if the d.son resigned and moved overseas; who is going to account for the billions lost by gic n jinx?
    Just a thought. LOL

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  • survey recently:

    Smart move by tio sir luck , he smell something rotten and foul ,he quickly resign as a minister and forgo the millions dollars pay , for those newly promoted minister ,everyday will be cursed by the people of singapore for the doing the wrong things , thier third generation will surely has retributions because of thier greediness.Just return our CPF in full at the age of 55 as promised

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  • Tell me more, I'm Blackmore:

    They even sent private investigators overseas (paid by taxpayers?) to spy on the late Francis Seow!

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    Is there somewhere among you in this little Red Dot a MAN capable of doing a Donald TRUMP???

    Rich enough to finance his own Political aspiration without FEAR???

    Strong & Steadfast enough to take all the flak from the war chest and machinery of the PAP???

    and….

    Lastly, take no salary or financial dependence of the State but offer it to the poor NOT community chest but the POOR & Ordinary HardWorking people…

    and… set a REFORM to Make Singapore into what the PioneerFoundingGeneration did from 1959-1979 “One Country-One People-One Republic of Singapore”

    NOT a Singapore INC for only the elites & whitehorses

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  • oxygen:

    MONEY-FED CRONIES POLITICS – very very expensively-paid white cockroaches in the crevices of the kitchen cabinet taking sides in private squabbles looking for future harvests of insidious returns of power and money in exchange for secretive support?

    The remains of Shakespeare (in Macbeth) must be tossing in his grave giggling in his prophetic writings of these famous lines

    - the near in blood the nearer bloody.

    - Why do you dressed up in borrowed robes (borrowing the knives of well-paid cronies metaphor?)

    - Oh, this is treachery! Get out of here, good Fleance, run, run, run! Someday you can get revenge.—Oh, you bas***d! BANQUO dies. Exit FLEANCE. BANQUO …

    - There is no escape

    All these lines can be googled on internet

    MACBETH WAS NOT WRITTEN A COMEDY BUT A TRAGEDY. POO YI is a disgraceful exit and end chapter of Chinese history. Ah Tiongs, understandably, don’t want to remember him.

    FORGET ABOUT LEGACY that is so shameful.

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  • Bapak:

    Lives in this Red Dot is boring, this drama will win this Red Dot the grammy award.

    The joke is when you want to demonlish your house, ask Looong first. This joke outshine that free smoke & free soap joke.

    Wonder any politician will pick up in his Congress speech. Look like there is really this thing called KARMA!

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  • LIONS:

    Thats why ours is not democracy; ours is A LEE-NA$TY?

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  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    This saga proves the following:

    (1) The education system is a failure. Singaporeans are taught to conform and to always defer to authority. Singaporeans are not taught to be idealistic and have a commitment to excellence.

    (2) Singapore democracy is also an oxymoron. Singapore is a police state run by LKY and PAP.

    (3) Singaporeans only have themselves to blame or this fiasco. They kept quiet until the shit hit the fans. They kept voting for the same PSP thugs.

    (4) Most Singaporeans are self-serving and spineless unlike Amos.

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  • New Egg Yoke:

    Just look at the number of very vicious attacks on LHY on his Facebook by Pinky’s desperado bootlickers. U can see Pinky has many die hard puss-lickers waiting to score points, as if Pinky would reward them and elevate them to join his million dollar club of circle jerk scums. This is the state of Sinkabore-nei-noy now. Many are traitors and spies for Pinky. All these puss-lickers have INVESTED interests to engage in such targeted attacks on LHY and LWL. The END is indeed near. Pinky will not go down without first destroying everyone else regardless, his own puss licking scums and henchmen included. Such is the vile depth of this d**honourable despot.

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  • rukidding:

    Just ONE WORD !

    KHARMA is coming back STRONG, POWERFUL & SWIFT !

    Oldfart’s past evil doings has “finally” been “addressed” by GOD !

    For all you know,…..oldfart ( who is definite down there , below some 18 levels ) is now being made to stand infront of the “mirror of justice” to “watch” the “unfolding” and “demolitiion” of his Work taking place….ONE PIECE AT A TIME !!!!

    More to come ….

    Maybe next news…..Lau Goh passed away suddenly ?

    Then the $8 By Pass Guy also suddenly get another Heart Attack ?

    And the “Intor” LAWYER’s wife….also suddenly “kick the bucket” ???

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  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    This saga proves the following:

    (5) PAP is The problem, not the Lee family.

    (6) PAP members like GCT are now trying to “distance” PAP from the Lee family. This is stupid and disingenuous. LKY was PAP. GCT was just a seat warmer. LHL thinks being LKY’s eldest son he is now the PAP. PAP are a bunch of self-serving, spineless people that is why this fiasco happened.

    (7) Time to make Singapore a REAL democracy. TIME FOR REGIME CHANGE.

    (8) Lastly, WP is NOT the Opposition. It is a fake Opposition. It is PAP – Team “B” – worse than PAP. WP is pretending to be something it is not. Do not waste your vote on WP.

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  • Wake up:

    My son did his NS and graduated 4 months ago but still could not get a job. He is temporarily doing uber coz Retired Uncle could not support him anymore unlike miws’ $million pays.

    WTF, goondu instead of using his time and limited energy to create jobs, improve guanxi with ah tiong for OBOR project went for family vacation, quarrelling like kids over a dilapidated house, writing 40 plus paras in shit times for us to read,….

    Stop this fiacking nonsense will you. Start doing your job from now on to justify your pay

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  • N.Jungne:

    As usual he is undecided, he only knows how to count $$$ with the Jinx. What are so many useless men and women in the Prime Mover’s Office for?

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  • PAP.SURE.WIN:

    Ghu i:
    More importantly, is PM Lee going to sue his siblings for defamation?

    Hello Ghui,
    No, our PAP Great Leader must not sue his siblings.

    Our PAP Great Leader PM Lee is now dealing with TRAITORS who were hell bent on destroying Singapore and turn S$3.09 to RM 1.

    Singaporeans are at risk of not being able to go shopping in City Square and buy 2 or 3 terrace house in Johor Bahru.

    And Singaporean old men were at risk of not being able to upkeep their mistress in JB and Batam.

    Yes, LHY and LWL, together with their family members are TRAITORS out to destroy Singapore and Singaporeans good lives.

    We ardent supporters of PAP urged our Great Leader PM Lee to swiftly use ISA to detain both LHY and LWL indefinitely and gag them indefinitely.

    ISD’d LHY and LWL and their family members NOW….

    Majullah PAP to Eternality
    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All

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  • Karmic cycle:

    Whilst I read the saga I donot let it affect me personally; these are people fr a privileged background where everything is planned for them;they donot have to struggle to earn their ricebowls
    Frankly I never bother reading the pres elections ; it’s like a wayang kulit or Javanese puppet show
    All sporeans with little intelligence know the rules are meant to keep out Tan Cheng BOCK before he raises searching q that might be embarrassing to say least; how can they count fr wee KIM wee as first elected president; I remembered wee was chosen never elected in the 1980s ; it’s like telling you black is grey with plenty smokescreen thrown in
    Frankly I have given up onpresent leadership ; I am old and may not hv many Yrs left at best ten Yrs as I m in late 60s and still working;had Cancer before; that says a lot about this society;
    When I listen to trite statement made by our overpaid leaders I realise we got a bad deal; listen to likes of Josephine; Teo;that Eurasian Mp in tj pagar ; Chan Chun Sing they are a dime a dozen;frankly speaking in Pte sector no one would pay a tenth of what they get now
    We have got a very rotten deal

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  • State Watcher:

    The immediate task is for him to address all the serious allegations made by his siblings. Is he going to take them to court? If not, why not?

    There are grave national ramifications to the above. The world is watching and his international standing is at stake.

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  • justacitizen:

    Wake up: plethora

    What????
    You still think that he should continue in his job?
    Daft!!!

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  • justacitizen:

    Wake up:
    My son did his NS and graduated 4 months ago but still could not get a job. He is temporarily doing uber coz Retired Uncle could not support him anymore unlike miws’ $million pays.

    WTF, goondu instead of using his time and limited energy to create jobs, improve guanxi with ah tiong for OBOR project went for family vacation, quarrelling like kids over a dilapidated house, writing 40 plus paras in shit times for us to read,….

    Stop this fiacking nonsense will you. Start doing your job from now on to justify your pay

    What????
    You still think that he should continue in his job?
    Daft!!!

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  • Wheelee:

    I am sure it has nothing to do with UPBRINGING.

    YOURS
    THE WHEELEES

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  • The Evil Greedy Son:

    Bebe:
    Think out of the box!
    Maybe it’s a scheme to let the whole famili to run road.
    What happens if the d.son resigned and moved overseas; who is going to account for the billions lost by gic n jinx?
    Just a thought. LOL

    Culprits can run but they cannot hide.
    Funds could be frozen, assets could be confiscated.
    There are also secret services. New treaties could be signed.
    You think the world is still 18th century???
    No China or America to provide cover, you think run road is still an option?
    What good with billions but stay in third world?
    Natural aristocrats should wisen up and start doing some good… unless he could continue to keep this Sillyspeck to himself.
    Now dafts could understand the all out to keep himself in power?

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  • Are singlians poorer?:

    Hell o:
    The whole wide world will not stop looking at the red dot. Ghui well said. We need to have democracy. Democracy the meaning from the English dictionary. But our leeder is using dictionary sounded from North Korea. Can someone send him the correct type. Only true democracy will save our beautiful island from decay.

    Majority don’t want. This is democracy . Majority ruled.

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  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    Forget Tharman. He is a LHL stooge.

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  • Reality:

    But Mr T also cannot make it lah. He is not innocent, he is asst to the man. Closing one eye to the bad policies Mr T is himself serving.

    Great Asia:
    Do we need a new PM? The Great Asia has been asking this question for many years already right?

    呆 PM has at least another 7 years to be the PM, thereafter he can still make himself the Minister Mentor for another 10 years. What would happen to Singapore if he were allowed to screw the country for another 20 decades?

    The Great Asia has said many times: Tharman has to take over the PM job and lead this country the next 10 years.

    And Tan Cheng Bock to be the Elected President.

    This pair is the only option available for Singapore now. Because the 4th gen leaders all merely self serving fat cats who are yes-men.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Reality:

    But Mr T also cannot make it lah. He is not innocent, he is asst to the man. Closing one eye to the bad policies (PWP, no min wage, high costs, etc) Mr T is himself serving under the pap.

    Great Asia:
    Do we need a new PM? The Great Asia has been asking this question for many years already right?

    呆 PM has at least another 7 years to be the PM, thereafter he can still make himself the Minister Mentor for another 10 years. What would happen to Singapore if he were allowed to screw the country for another 20 decades?

    The Great Asia has said many times: Tharman has to take over the PM job and lead this country the next 10 years.

    And Tan Cheng Bock to be the Elected President.

    This pair is the only option available for Singapore now. Because the 4th gen leaders all merely self serving fat cats who are yes-men.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Dishonest & mischievous PM ?:

    If PM Lee does not sue his siblings when accusations of dishonesty and lies have been made, it can only mean that legal suits are meant to hurt outsiders while exceptions can be made for family members ?

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  • 李鹦鹉:

    An owl whispered into my ears that
    They are experts in using ruled of Laws
    As a means to an ending.

    Who is the boss?
    A big charade?

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  • Funny man:

    @ PAP.SURE.WIN:

    Brazen … but straightforward and … funny.

    Ha ha ha.

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  • He is a Bully !!!:

    Dishonest & mischievous PM ?:
    If PM Lee does not sue his siblings when accusations of dishonesty and lies have been made, it can only mean that legal suits are meant to hurt outsiders while exceptions can be made for family members ?

    -
    That is, he is a Bully !!!
    Picking on only “the Peasants”. . . :(

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