Goh Meng Seng: Lee Hsien Yang more believable

Who do I believe?

My political mentor had always taught me this simple methodology of Criminology… always look for Motive first before you do anything else.

There are many accusations and counter-accusations flying around. Now the Pro-PAP-LHL people are saying Lee Suet Fern is a “puppet master”… manipulating behind the scene of the will… etc. But I ask, what is her motive, if any?

Allowing her husband to get slightly higher share when LWL’s share is reduced to be equal to the other two siblings? But this will in fact, benefits LHL as well! So why would LHL complains?

People are not looking at things in proper context. All three children of LKY are MULTI-Millionaire (if not billionaire), at least tens if not hundreds of millions net worth. Their families most probably could live for generations without doing anything! When you are that rich, the marginal utility of additional wealth is really marginal.

In fact, if it is really about money, LHY won’t have agreed to pay 150% for the Oxley house (50% for charity) to buy it from his brother, just to have it and allow his sister to stay in this house and later, demolish it! Thus, I do not believe money is the issue here and Lee Suet Fern has no obvious motive to gain anything out of all these bickering.

So what’s the beef here?

I do not think Lee Wei Ling mind how much she will get from LKY’s estate. Having read her past writings published on newspapers and her FB, rightfully or wrongfully, she has great emotional attachment to things, to people, to her parents, especially her father. She is single and has no family. All she has now, in terms of money, is more than enough for her to live till the end of her life. But there is only one motive and desire in her, the desire of living in the old Oxley house due to her emotional attachment. And of course, she will guard her family’s privacy with all force and thus, insisting that the house should not become a public place whereby other people could throng in and out of it.These are after all, her precious memories of her life.

Thus, when her relationship with LKY was frosty, for whatever reasons, she was more upset that she wasn’t allow to live in the Oxley house after LKY’s impending death, than having less share of his estate.

Lee Suet Fern just happened to become the mediator between the father and daughter. She managed to secure the most important part of the will, to allow LWL to stay in the house and to have it demolished after her passing.

From the emails released by LWL (the one LSF wrote to Shanmugam), I could see that Lee Suet Fern’s only concern is to mend the ties between the father and the daughter.

Thus, it is totally unfair and uncalled for to make Lee Suet Fern to look like an “evil puppet master” or “evil manipulator” of any sort.

To accuse LSF or even LHY to insert that Demolition clause into the Last Will sneakily without letting LKY know, is totally absurd. For this Demolition Clause, they gain absolutely nothing! Why would they risk the wrath of LKY by doing such thing?

LWL is the one who benefits directly and emotionally to have this Demolition Clause to be reinstated. And this is why she fought so hard against LHL when LHL tried to preserve it. Even felt sour when this Demolition Clause, for whatever reasons, was taken out in the two preceding wills.

LHY didn’t make noise openly against his brother until now, which I think is because he and his wife felt THREATENED. LHY didn’t even make noise of his unhappiness when he was made to pay 150% for the Oxley house, because basically money isn’t really a big problem to him. It is only when his and his family’s lives are THREATENED, he would openly put up such devastating joint statement.

On the other hand, LHL has been shown to be inconsistent.. as LHY has put it, saying different things at different times. But one thing is very clearly consistent, his desire and motive to keep the Oxley house intact, against his father’s wish even when LKY was alive!

For what motive? LWL and LHY had provided the reason: to make full use of LKY’s political legacy to extend his own political agenda. Do I believe in their assertion? Yes, I do because there isn’t any other plausible reason other than political reasons.

Thus, if you ask me who do I believe? I would say I believe LWL, LHY and LSF. I empathize LWL’s position of wanting to stay in Oxley house for sentimental value. I believe LSF genuinely wanted to mend ties between LWL and LKY. I also believe that there is no monetary motive on LHY’s part to want to fulfill his father’s wish. In fact, he has lost quite a bit of money here but yet, he felt betrayed by his brother, PM Lee, after paying so much money but still the brother wanted to use his power to keep the house via administrative powers.

As to whether Oxley house should be preserved for “heritage” or “historical value”, I shall comment another day.

 

Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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10 Responses to “Goh Meng Seng: Lee Hsien Yang more believable”

  • PAP.SURE.WIN:

    Dear GMS,

    Please keep your opinion to yourselves. You are just a nobody who think you are somebody.

    Singaporeans at large support our Great Leader PM Lee.

    Only PM Lee can make S$1 to RM 3.

    1. Singaporeans are grateful to PM Lee for letting them do shopping in Johor Bahru City Square and show off talk loud loud say cheap cheap cheap.

    2. Singaporeans are grateful to PM Lee for letting them buy 2 or 3 terrace house in Johor Bahru and show off talk loud loud say cheap cheap cheap.

    3. Singaporeans are grateful to PM Lee for letting them upkeep their mistress in Johor and Batam and show off talk loud loud say cheap cheap cheap.

    Vote PAP to continue your good lives in JB and Batam and some said Golden Mile Thai Pub.

    Majullah S$1 to RM 3 and PAP to Eternality
    GE2020 PAP.Guarantee.Win.All

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  • The Only Honest Answer:

    The only honest answer is that
    ONLY OLD MAN KNOWS THE TRUTH AND ONLY HE CAN PROVE WHO IS THE HONEST PARTY.

    BUT DEAD MAN DON’T TALK.

    AS I SAID BEFORE, THIS IS ANOTHER CLASSIC CASE WHERE TILL ETERNITY NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

    PRO LHL CAMP OF COURSE TAKE LHL’s words.
    Pro LHY LWL PDF camp of course the opposite.

    But the truth is , NO ONE ALIVE WILL EVER BE ABLE TO PROVE BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT WHAT IS OLD MAN’S real will.

    It’s like the classic case of only the author of the holy book really knows what every sentence in the holy book mean. Every disciple can only interpreted base on WHAT THEY WANT TO BELIEVE.

    ANYTHING WE BELIEVE IN BECOMES OUR TRUTH.
    THE FACT NOTWITHSTANDING.

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  • 虎父无犬子:

    From youtube responses to the LHL video :
    https://youtu.be/gsCYJKohAbk

    It seems that overwhelming majority singaporeans choose to believe him him.

    FROM CRADDLE TO THEIR GRAVES,
    Singaporeans will never change.

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  • He Not Stupid:

    GMS has helped dafts to open their eyes and minds by giving his dollar worth.
    He has taken the trouble to analyse an issue that is obvious, to help dafts think, but he still cannot help dafts to grow balls.

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  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    Good analysis. LHL lied so much his own lies confused him leading to the “inconsistency”. Expect more lies, “spin” and inconsistencies on Jul 3 in Parliament. Caution: Do not watch it after a heavy meal. You might throw up.

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  • Why HSL Not Co-Admin Estate:

    WHY THE ELDEST SON NOT APPOINTED CO-ADMIN OF ESTATE???

    OLD MAN HAD COME TO REALISE HE WILL BE BETRAYED AND HE WILL CHANGE HIS DECISION TO DEMOLISH HIS PRIVATE HOME VIA POLITICAL PROCESS AS ANTICIPATED. OLD MAN HAD IN PARLIAMENT AND RELEASED TO THE PRESS HIS POSITION ON IT.

    IT IS HIS BELIEF THAT A LEADERSHIP MUST STAND, LEAD AND GAIN RESPECT WITHOUT HIS FATHER’S LEGACY!!!

    FOR THE PEEMAN TO ABUSE TIME AND MONEY OF GAHMEN AND PARTYMENT IS GROSS ABUSE OF A COUNTRY VALUABLE TIME AND MONEY. THIS IS PRIVATE MATTER WITH RESPECT TO OLD MAN.

    PEEMAN SHOULD RESIGN OR GRACEFULLY RETIRE AND AVOID BEEN CAST AWAY DISHONOURABLY.

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  • yoomansg:

    Yeah after reading the LSF emails, tend to agree with you she was very much trying to be a mediator than schemer.

    LHL through his statutory declaration has led everyone to question 7th (last) will viz the 6th and 5th and selectively casting the sweet LSF in bad light. Sad that nobody actually realised why the 5th & 6th was fundamentally changed (at least for Oxley demolition) from 1st-4th wills. Think bad blood started from there and no doubt the other monkey-middle-fingering daughter-in-law had a role in that.

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  • Jefftan:

    It is not about truth or whom to believe.
    Now it is the about who have the necessary
    Weapon to win the battle.
    So LHY have to go against
    1. State machinery
    2. Committee of minister
    3. Relative who are already very comfortable
    4. 70% who voted for PAP
    LHY only alternative is winning the battle.
    With so much restrictions, and relatively limited
    Resources in comparison, it appear like a losing battle

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  • Doggie:

    wonder why the shehim was so quiet?

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  • BLUR QUEEN:

    “Brotherly Love” – I was taught this since primary school. There is no way a normal ethical person will use parliament to “SABO” a brother after making him paid millions.

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