PM Lee should take a leave of absence and convene an independent committee to address the allegations?

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Bernard Chen JiaXi, a member of the Workers Party has penned his 2 cents worth on the current feud concerning the famiLEE.

In his Facebook posting on Thursday (15 June), Bernard suggested that PM Lee Hsien Loong should voluntarily take a leave of absence and convene an independent committee to look into the siblings’ allegations and clear the matter once and for all.

Bernard opined that the saga is not just a famiLEE feud, but one that questions the integrity of the Prime Minister, who is accountable to our institutions and the very people whom have given him the mandate to govern.

If left unresolved, he opined that the saga “threatens to engulf and undermine Singapore’s founding creed(s)”.

As such, Bernard suggested that Parliament should convene urgently and appoint an independent ombudsman.

It is not known if Bernard is making the above suggestion in his personal capacity or on behalf of the Workers’ Party.

Meanwhile, the Singapore Democratic Party has issued an official statement calling for a public hearing to address the allegations made by the siblings.

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.

Even a PAP member, Rio Ho has suggested that an open inquiry be convened to address the allegations. [ LINK ]

PM Lee denies all allegations

Coffee shop uncles and aunties have expressed skepticism that any form of inquiry will be convened as all the agencies are under the charge of the Prime Minister’s Office and it is highly unlikely that the Prime Minister will order or allow an investigation on his own family.

These uncles and aunties are also of the opinion that since PM Lee has denied all allegations against his family and the siblings have not been able to furnish any concrete proof to support their allegations, any investigation is unnecessary and a waste of time.

They feel that unless the siblings are able to provide concrete proof to back up their allegations, PM Lee should sue the siblings for defamation as the allegations question the integrity of the Prime Minister.

In any case, TRE understands from a non-practicing lawyer that should any investigation be necessary in cases where bona fide allegations are made against super heavy-duty officials, it is possible the Attorney General may, at his discretion initiate an investigation under Article 135(8) of the constitution.

 

 

 

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41 Responses to “PM Lee should take a leave of absence and convene an independent committee to address the allegations?”

  • John Doe:

    This is definitely a scandal of unprecedented historical proportions. Loong should do the honorable thing – step down and do what Khaw has strongly recommended to others – commit HARAKIRI.

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  • ygbhunji:

    PM Lee should simply just step down, quit politics and leave sg for good. Since with or without him also makes no different to SG. He should have a long good break of retirement, then he can enjoy his life and cleaning up all his family shit.

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  • “In any case, TRE understands from a non-practicing lawyer that should any investigation be necessary in cases where bona fide allegations are made against super heavy-duty officials, the Attorney General may initiate an investigation under Article 135(8) of the constitution.”

    Got any use meh? Don’t forget the Attorney-General was Lee Hsien Leong’s personal lawyer, before he was elevated to his current AG position in Jan 2017. LHL already lined up his men, back, front and centre. Who is going to check him?

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  • Peeple Abuse Power:

    The most crucial question now is who has the authority higher than PM Lee to convene an open inquiry?

    ESM says mai kuan (not going to interfere).

    JLB president kiasi bo chup (too scared to be bothered).

    DPM Teo jiak bing (has sided with pm).

    Where else and from whom can we seek justice when the person with his integrity in question actually holds all the power?

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  • C'est la vie:

    *****
    Seriously ……….. where would one find an “independent committee” in all of SG.

    SG is not 4th in the crony-capitalism league, without reason.

    Has SG not learnt from the cases/enquiries that has taken place.

    Even the AG, is alleged to be a bosom buddy of the PM.

    Hence, the Govt and its Ministers have neither lost a case in court, nor an enquiry go against them.

    Oh ………… it’s not a coincidence and perhaps this distasteful and rather ugly confrontation amongst the Lee’s is the single most important event to occur in SG, apart from lky discovering SG, that will reveal some aspects as to the “governance” style of the PAP, the strings that are pulled together to deliver this “style” and the thinking/justification behind it all !!!

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  • Sharon Ann Gabriel:

    PAP MPs will veto the setting up of an independent committee to address allegations of abuse of power by PM Lee. It is the voters who can decide the fate of PM Lee. In the meantime, the PM will hit back using every organ of the State. He will take no prisoners. No one will dare to bell the cat.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    Nobody’s business really! It’s a private matter after all! Like the Godzilla movie where Ken Watanabe says, “Let them fight!”

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    PM can DENY till the cows come HOME!!!

    If your own flesh & blood can accuse you of what you are???

    What else is there to DENY??? that you are ADOPTED??? picked from a dustbin and taken home to be a Lee??? Get REAL lah!!!

    You are a cooked Herring so stop throwing Red Herring around, Singaporeans may be a flock of sheep and conditioned but when a FACT is GLARING they are not that STOOPID to buy your crap!!!

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  • So One Sided! It Will Be..:

    Not easy to find a suitable mediator.

    The only neutral, fair and respectable person I can think of, is Dr Tan Cheng Bock!

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  • Be honourable:

    Trump, XJP, May, now Macron, ….very busy grappling with both local and international issues and problems.

    Here, our world’s highest goon immerses family squabbles

    Wake up. Get your priorities right

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  • Pink Noise:

    The siblings have alleged abuse of power. This case is already of public interest. AG Chambers, CPIB and SPF should be conducting enquiries by now. Why so quiet leh…..???

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  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    Where is the 35% President Tony Tan? Also on vacation with his son Patrick Tan, who got an unprecedented 12-year deferment of his NS and a MINDEF-created job that served as his NS? What does he have to say?

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  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    Do not listen to WP. WP is a fake opposition party. It is a bunch of opportunists who are in it just for the MP allowance. WP is worse than PAP because it is a fake.

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  • Great Asia:

    扶不起的阿斗!

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Bernard Chen, who?:

    Nobody knows who is Bernard Chen! Opposition parties/ memebers like SDP, KJ and Goh Meng Seng have spoken up except for WP. Where is LTK or SL or CSM or Pt, all in hiding? This is the time to justify the 16 K you guys got from tax payers every month and rightly should have done what oppo MPs should have done! Keeping mum always only detest those who support your party, they feel cheated!LTK in particular should be the one to speak up on behalf of WP since he is the Secretary General!

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  • Sounds of Silence:

    The logical thing to do now is to conduct an independent inquiry to look into the serious allegations especially the abuse of power.

    Or still waiting for directions?

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  • If A Prime Minister Goes Rogue:

    Do we have a legal process in Singapore that can correct the situation?

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  • Upright Citizens:

    It is the right thing for the PM,to stand down and face a public enquiry, to clear himself of all allegations. If he should refuse for any reasons, he is highly suspected to be the guilty party. Those documents submitted by the siblings had many of us regarded as genuine and thorough, and his denial should be open to questioning. Unless, he is willing, we deem him he is not honest and may not be respected as leader.

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  • PAP.SURE.WIN:

    Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:
    Do not listen to WP. WP is a fake opposition party. It is a bunch of opportunists who are in it just for the MP allowance. WP is worse than PAP because it is a fake.

    Clap, clap, clap. Well Said

    Oppositions are opportunists who are in it just for the MP allowance

    Majullah S$1 to RM 3.09 and PAP to Eternality
    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All

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  • PAP.SURE.WIN:

    Dear Bernard,
    Anyone who took the side of LHY and LWL are traitors. Period.

    By insisting on demolishing the house, LHY and LWL and supporters are now traitors who acted against the interest of Singapore and thus Singaporeans at large.

    LHY and LWL are creating havoc that weaken our dollar and turn it to RM 1 to S$3

    At stakes are:
    1. Singaporeans are at risk of not able to do shopping in Johor Bahru City Square and show off talk loud loud say cheap cheap cheap.
    2. Singaporeans are at risk of not able to buy 2 or 3 terrace house in Johor Bahru and show off talk loud loud say cheap cheap cheap.
    3. Singaporeans are at risk of not able to upkeep their mistress in Batam and Johor Bahru and show off talk loud loud say cheap cheap cheap.

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

    Majullah S$1 to RM 3.09 and PAP to Eternality
    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All

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  • Nizhemoshou:

    Hopefully if there is open inquiry, the accusers are prepared to testify n give evidence in open inquiry . Seem like they are than not. By going public to disparages big brother n his wife him and impugn their character, credit and integrity shows the accusers mus be willing to see big brother fall from grace as PM.

    Citizens shouldnt worry if COI is not impartial as the ahleestocrats accusers can fight back and spill more of the power couple’s dirty linens if the COI is less than impartial.

    So, it can only be lose -lose for the power couple regardless COI is impartial or not.

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  • billyma:

    Any committee created by lhl & PAP will be 100% bias.
    Those people called to this so called inquiry will be lhl or even ho ching people.

    What’s the point of such inquiry when the conclusion is formed before the first witness is called.
    This is how PAP function.

    Can you trust people like Lawrence wing? How about khaw boon wah?
    What about Josephine ?

    It’s fortunate that it’s the Lee family members ate involved otherwise they’ll be jail even before lhl comes back from his holiday.

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  • Wistful Thinking:

    Just wait till the cows come home and still no committee will be formed to investigate Emperor Lee.

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  • nathan:

    @ PAP.SURE.WIN 4.27 and 4.31pm.

    One stone kill two dogs. No need to waste bullets.

    PAP eternally to where? round the camel ass or chicken backside.

    S$1=RM3. Is because of retarded people like you.

    Supporting a racial and political motivated PE.

    Supporting a secret Ministerial Committee convened by the PM for his personal reason at taxpayers’ expense.
    3
    PAP.SURE.WIN. that’s how 1RM can become S$3 overnight

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  • asdasd:

    Now we know why Laurence Wang and disGrace Fool got their minister job!!!

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  • N.Jungne:

    Leave the Country to US, ask Amos Yee how to apply for political asylum

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  • God is great:

    If A Prime Minister Goes Rogue:
    Do we have a legal process in Singapore that can correct the situation?

    Yes, it’s called a General Election.

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  • Uncle Lim:

    Hahaha, CH and Co must be laughing their heads off.

    Msian media having a field day covering the saga. So is HK.

    The once cocky PM has got a tight slap from none other than his siblings.

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  • Sam Dang:

    PAP.SURE.WIN:
    Dear Bernard,
    Anyone who took the side of LHY and LWL are traitors. Period.

    By insisting on demolishing the house, LHY and LWL and supporters are now traitors..

    Yea, LKY insisted the demolition of his own house. So u mean LKY a trator?

    On the other hand if this abuse of power accusation of our leader is not addressed properly and put right, it will jeopardise the foundation of governance, and it will become the reason for our sliding to 1RM = S$3.

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  • Abraham:

    Uncle Lim:
    Hahaha, CH and Co must be laughing their heads off.

    Msian media having a field day covering the saga. So is HK.

    The once cocky PM has got a tight slap from none other than his siblings.

    Good also because our state controlled media is trying to put a positive spin on this. The leaked emails involving Suet Fern and Wei Ling are scary. No wonder they left before PM could do anything. Luckily we have the internet so we can get untainted news about this affair from outside.

    http://redwiretimes.com/singapore-in-brief/leaked-emails-show-lee-hsien-yangs-wife-helping-lee-wei-ling-obtain-her-inheritance/

    https://www.nst.com.my/world/2017/06/248962/singapore-rocked-open-feud-lee-family

    https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/5336/

    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/14/opinions/singapore-lee-family-balji/index.html

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  • ahbeng:

    The PeeM should be investigated for appointing so many new ministers in PMO…are they their personal resources at his disposal to fulfill his personal agenda??

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  • N.Jungne:

    Rabble-rouser:
    Nobody’s business really! It’s a private matter after all! Like the Godzilla movie where Ken Watanabe says, “Let them fight!”

    Response: Yes, call a re-election. It is a FamiLee fight, you and I are onlookers, let them fight outside the Country.

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  • Mohd Kassim:

    Don’t use state resources to settle a private matter

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  • HIGH HOPES:

    Quote: “In any case, TRE understands from a non-practicing lawyer that should any investigation be NECESSARY IN CASES WHERE BONA FIDE ALLEGATIONS ARE MADE AGAINST SUPER HEAVY-DUTY OFFICIALS, it is possible the Attorney General may, at his discretion initiate an investigation under Article 135(8) of the constitution.”

    Who is the current Attorney-General? Lucien Wong, who was PM LHL’s personal lawyer and who was appointed (by LHL?) Attorney-General in January 2017. To my knowledge, Lucien Wong has no experience on the Bench nor prosecutorial background . (What has happened to trumpeted meritocracy?)

    “…It is possible the Attorney General may, at his discretion initiate an investigation under Article 135(8) of the constitution.” What do you readers think?

    BTW, the outcome of an investigation/Commission of Inquiry would also depend (1) who and by whom the members are appointed; (2) how the terms of reference are framed.

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  • SOF:

    Nice suggestion, but seeing how little transparency we have, the PM will appoint someone who is as independent of his influence as is pubic hair to the dixk.

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  • Confessions of masturbator:

    One just need to understand how Rule of Law is used in Authoritarian states.

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  • Look for Ah Koon!:

    Maybe get Koh Ah Koon, Chairman of Sungei Road Merchants. I am sure he can do a good job!

    So One Sided! It Will Be..:
    Not easy to find a suitable mediator.

    The only neutral, fair and respectable person I can think of, is Dr Tan Cheng Bock!

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  • Whatever the Will:

    It is karma that now LKY sees a member of his family faces exile to foreign land under duress. So far it had happened to dissenting oppositions. But now it has boomeranged to haunt the family.

    Based on evidence of emails and the way the case was handled highhandedly, it can be concluded that there is bullying and intimidation as alleged

    Obviously, a son has not respected the obvious and publicly known feelings of his father whether legal paper or not, whether will is drawn by this party or another. If the bullying has its way, then the world will see this saga a worse laughing stalk than ever before.

    The saga highlights the flaw of a over dominant government.

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  • Punch Above Farking Weight:

    Loonie must have felt good to be above Trump in popularity now.
    Famous liao, worldwide.

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  • dave:

    everybody should this song for this guy. it is called ‘Bird dog’ by the everly brothers.

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  • dave:

    we should sing this song called ‘Bird Dog’ by the everly brothers
    for him.

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