Easy way for PM Lee to demonstrate that he has nothing to hide

There is a simple way to resolve the dilemma as to whether PM Lee should sue his siblings, without getting all conflicted or writing a thesis. PM Lee can sue LHY and LWL for defamation and seek nominal damages. That way, he can preserve his reputation and that of his office, and show that he doesn’t practice double standards when his character and integrity are impugned.

He will also, in only seeking nominal damages, show that he only wishes to clear his name, and that he is not looking to punish his siblings or to further damage his relationship with them (if that’s even possible).

And most importantly, it can give the matter a proper airing before his actual accusers in a proper forum. And he will demonstrate to his critics that he has nothing to hide.

 

Respect Singapore

 

 

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  • Amos Yee must be punished:

    Respect Singapore: He will also, in only seeking nominal damages, show that he only wishes to clear his name, and that he is not looking to punish his siblings

    Aha! Roy Ngerng and Amos Yee will then be able to say that he wasn’t trying to clear his name, but to punish and silence them.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    The problem is he got a lot of things to hide! Not only for this saga but for other losses in Temasek and GICs.

    That’s the reason he has to pay his PAP’s members obscene salary to shut up.

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  • flabbergasted:

    He got no balls lah, kena treated like shit by XJP still put up that CB face.

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  • Courage Defines Us All:

    The courage to sue his own siblings will define whether he is a man of his words or he is a coward, hiding behind make-up excuses through the use of very intelligent brain but not wisdom.

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  • LAME EXCUSES:

    It’s just a lame excuse in Parliament, that he cannot bring himself to sue his siblings, LHL and LWL. The reasons for the excuse?

    1. To project himself as still having a heart for them – to gain sympathy and respectability.

    2. To avoid the risk of being exposed wholesale. For he never knows what other incriminating evidence the two siblings may throw up in court.

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  • SINKAPORE:

    LHL dare not to sue. Why? If so, more skeletons will be dug out from the closets and he will have not place to hide or at least cannot hide behind his “cabinet”

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  • LIONS:

    PINKY NO NEED TO HIDE,his hand is “COVERING THE SKY”?
    Nothing is going to transparent,its much too DARK?

    All we can see are ” Shadows of DARKNESS”?
    Maybe he is DARTH-VADER reincarnate.

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  • CO2:

    Knowing that he has one village of think tank working for him, it is impossible to think that this idea has never crossed his or gang’s minds. The only problem is there are a lot more evidences that are still hiding in the closet that he knows jolly well that die die he must do all within his means they will never see the day light, forever .

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  • Double standards:

    When Lao Go said about TLH not being his brother and Pinky not wanting to sue his siblings , it spelt out very clearly that so long as a person is not in their party and/or not related to them , they will be severely dealt with if such person/s do or did something which is not in their (Loa Go , Pinky) favour . However if people who are related to them or in their party , their “discretions” can be overlooked after a “wayang” . If the public are not aware of such “discretions” , you can bet your top dollars that they will be quietly swept aside . There are many examples such as AIM , Jason Neo and other sagas .

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  • George Orwell:

    NO WAY that PM Lee would sue, and it has nothing to do with besmirching his father’s name. So much dirt would be uncovered in cross examination he would drown in it.

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  • rukidding:

    PAP is “rubbish” these days !

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  • Top in Rejurgitation:

    This is the Singapore of the 70%.

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  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    And what do the Lee siblings get out of it? They would be convicted of defamation and still have to pay a nominal fine. They will not agree to this one-sided deal. For a few reasons. The siblings will have a criminal record and would be branded as liars. They would not likely just allow themselves to be convicted without putting up a vigorous defense which will most likely involve disclosing more evidence against LHL. The siblings are very rich so money is not a big issue with them. Nominal damages will not make any difference for them.

    From the outset, the Lee sibling’s goal was to fulfill their father’s wish to have his house demolished. For them, this must be part of any deal with LHL. Would LHL agree? If he does, he needs to make sure the secret committee he sets up does not stop the demolition of the house. The Lee sibling might retract their claim of abuse of power and dishonesty but the damage to LHL’s reputation is already done from the evidence (“smoking gun”) they have made public.

    Assuming the Lee siblings compromise (a long shot) and agree not to demolish the house on the condition it remains closed to the public will LHL agree? How will a closed house of LKY benefit him? Not much if at all.

    In this whole saga, LHL has the most to lose. His siblings have the “smoking gun” and a lot more to use against him. This saga started as a private mater and has expanded to include a public dimension. LHL and the Lee siblings agreed to settle the matter in private. How? I do not see a win-win situation. Any private settlement is linked to the public issues. How will these be “settled” except in court? The only likely “settlement” is “total destruction” of one side. “Destroying” the Lee siblings is hara-kiri for LHL. He is also destroyed. There is no upside for LHL in this saga despite his “acquittal” in Parliament on July 4.

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  • Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:

    Amos Yee must be punished: Aha! Roy Ngerng and Amos Yee will then be able to say that he wasn’t trying to clear his name, but to punish and silence them.

    Easy way around this. Hefty fines can be imposed. LHL just accepts the damages and returns the money to his siblings.

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  • 新加坡:

    You need to understand the siblings know the secrets in the closet, when you force them to corner, they might spill the beans.

    Of course, he could sue them and win easily since personal lawyer and party member are now AG and DAG. But he need to worry about pushing these people to their limits.

    Pinky is a joke honestly but 70% Singaporeans love him.

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  • Courage Defines Us All:

    Amos humiliate L*L and PAP:
    And what do the Lee siblings get out of it? They would be convicted of defamation and still have to pay a nominal fine. They will not agree to this one-sided deal. For a few reasons. The siblings will have a criminal record and would be branded as liars. They would not likely just allow themselves to be convicted without putting up a vigorous defense which will most likely involve disclosing more evidence against LHL. The siblings are very rich so money is not a big issue with them. Nominal damages will not make any difference for them.

    From the outset, the Lee sibling’s goal was to fulfill their father’s wish to have his house demolished. For them, this must be part of any deal with LHL. Would LHL agree? If he does, he needs to make sure the secret committee he sets up does not stop the demolition of the house. The Lee sibling might retract their claim of abuse of power and dishonesty but the damage to LHL’s reputation is already done from the evidence (“smoking gun”) they have made public.

    Assuming the Lee siblings compromise (a long shot) and agree not to demolish the house on the condition it remains closed to the public will LHL agree? How will a closed house of LKY benefit him? Not much if at all.

    In this whole saga, LHL has the most to lose. His siblings have the “smoking gun” and a lot more to use against him. This saga started as a private mater and has expanded to include a public dimension. LHL and the Lee siblings agreed to settle the matter in private. How? I do not see a win-win situation. Any private settlement is linked to the public issues. How will these be “settled” except in court? The only likely “settlement” is “total destruction” of one side. “Destroying” the Lee siblings is hara-kiri for LHL. He is also destroyed. There is no upside for LHL in this saga despite his “acquittal” in Parliament on July 4.

    Brilliant!

    You never fail to educate me. I have always been surprised by your depth of analysis and breath of knowledge.

    Great Job! Keep it up, friend.

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    A COWARD & LIAR will NEVER face the TRUTH…he prefers to cower behind be it skirts-pants or Parliament in Darkness…When Light Shine or TRUTH “Darkness Disappears”

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  • Eyes Wide Open:

    GCT 1999 – Quote: “We have an understanding that if a minister is defamed and he does not sue, he must leave cabinet.” Unquote.

    LKY 2006 – Quote: “When I call a man OPENLY, you’re a liar, you’re dishonest, and you do not dare to SUE me, there’s something basically WRONG.” Unquote.

    LHL 2006 – Quote: “If we do not act, and the lies and defamation are repeated throughout and in election rallies and spread around, I think the government’s reputation goes down.” Unquote.

    Readers, you be the judge.

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  • Probate....what's that?:

    Ouch! He has things to hide! So his is wife who stole the documents as she is no executor of the will?

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  • Not going to happen..:

    The government controls every organ in Singapore. Look what happened after LHL spoke in parliament. Not a single PAP crony criticized LHL. They all rallied behind him. They defamed the younger siblings.

    The truth is you and I will never get a fair hearing if we were to challenge LHL or the government and the younger siblings will not either.

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  • rukidding:

    So many “Select Committee” ?

    Wtf !

    Look at how “Obscene Salaries” …”corrupts” a person’s mind !

    Gerald Yee must have been “well rewarded” for “steering the committee he headed in the correct direction” !

    Look at his His “Talkative Breadman Partner” today,….so “well filled with cheese and hams” !

    The “Naked Emperor” sure knows how to “reward” his “Enunchs” !

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  • SG liao, liao lah....:

    Why does he need to clear his name ? Even if he don’t wayang, even if he abused power, 70% will still believes & supports him. Sinkies have no money, no commitment to attend protest, no guts, no powerful behind support. As such Pinky don’t need to do anything also can win, sibling so what ?

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  • Don't Be Surprised!:

    His siblings may just decide to sue him instead!

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  • nathan:

    ‘Respect Singapore’ Are you very sure LHL will prevail over the Siblings in a legal showdown. The Siblings are holding proof and evidence of abuse of power at abeyance. So, it’s not a matter of token sum of S$1 damage award. LHL, got nothing to gain and everything to lose. LHL will be badly mauled when the court battle ends even if he comes out top.

    And then that’s the danger of contempt of court and libel from LHY family for casting aspersions on his wife of criminal handy panky on LKY’s final will.

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  • KNN:

    LHY & LWL have both been in the inner circle, at least until 2015. Unlike the usual opposition politicians or ordinary Sinkies or even international news organisations, both of them have 1st hand knowledge of all the skeletons in the cupboard — not only of LHL, but also of Old Fart, PAP, and many other current and ex Ministers as well. If LHL sue them, they will use the nuclear option and reveal all the SHIT that have been contained since 1950. It will definitely cause a lashback against PAPies by ordinary Sinkies. And high chance of losing a few GRCs in the next GE. LHL & PAPies are NOT PREPARED to take this risk. As for the 2 siblings, they are prepared to press the nuclear button — do you think they haven’t prepared their fortunes & back door escape plans?? Don’t be surprised that before their announcement on June 14, most of their assets already moved overseas liao.

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  • PAP contempt of citizens:

    This article deserves an award for thinking out of the (PAP) box. Good write.

    However PAP default teaching lesson ideology is like what LTK reiterated in Parliament, Sue until your pants drop.

    No no no bloody way PAP will not EXTRACT LAST DROP OF BLOOD as in Merchant of Venice Story.

    Even the *** CPF BOARD WILL SUE THOSE WHO DON’T *** CONTRIBUTE VOLUNTARY MEDISAVE as in self employed people.

    This is the DRASTIC PAP Cruel and inhumane POLITICAL POWERS over helpless citizens.

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  • PAP liars Thru and Thru:

    Double standards:
    When Lao Go said about TLH not being his brother and Pinky not wanting to sue his siblings , it spelt out very clearly that so long as a person is not in their party and/or not related to them , they will be severely dealt with if such person/s do or did something which is not in their (Loa Go , Pinky) favour . However if people who are related to them or in their party , their “discretions” can be overlooked after a “wayang” . If the public are not aware of such “discretions” , you can bet your top dollars that they will be quietly swept aside . There are many examples such as AIM , Jason Neo and other sagas .

    Who says PAP IS NOT A CORRUPTED PARTY made up of CORRUPT politicians??

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  • PAP liars Thru and Thru:

    Courage Defines Us All:
    The courage to sue his own siblings will define whether he is a man of his words or he is a coward, hiding behind make-up excuses through the use of very intelligent brain but not wisdom.

    The sad fact is A CORRUPT MIND of an intelligent but unwise person makes for disaster of all whom he pretend to lead via telling lies as normal game.

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  • U r kidding?:

    lky, gct & lhl had all decreed that if a Minister is defamed he/she (it) must sue or leave the Cabinet.Concerning quantum of damages, lky has this to say the it must be high to hurt and hurt badly the accuser and bankrupcy has become the norm and must be high to instil fear in others.
    These have been PAP modus operandi of maintaining its squeaky clean image. WP LTK has such deep impression of PAP unique way of maintaing iys squeaky clean image that he used such passionately emotional phrase yo describe the Operation Sue:”sue until pents drop”Tang Liang Hong was quoted which many Kopitiam granduncles and grandaunties have this to say “run already must also go after mrs and daughter snd the house jinjia yiao siu”. Some after a moment of recollection added “hum ka chan”. 0When lky elaborated on the quantum of damages, he either overlooked or completely dismiss the possibility involving the family members but suppose if he did consider would he up or down the quantum. What would those who po him to the extent of shamelessly claiming him to be their father without seeking permission from lhy and lwl, possibly lhl has gratified him with this Privilege or honour. Just wonder how his father and mother, giving him life, would think?) think lky would do. From the angle of his extreme arrogance and paranoid of piblic image the possibility of up would be higher, arrogance because this is not possible and paranoid because down would gel the silent accusation of his nepotic plot.
    So must sue and sue unto pents drop podsibly with the norm sue and bankrupt him. What lky has not stipulate is what to do with the bumper harvest. For him it is to charity in his namevwhich has been affirmed to be squeaky clean (image).

    So is the writer of the above featured article kiding with damage of $1 and bring shame of putting family above nation.

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  • The Rot Start From The Top:

    The real reason Ah Long did not want to go to courtn is not because they are ‘blood brother and sister’, and is because the two younger ones know too much of Ah Long’s secrets. Once Ah Long sue, then all of his secrets will flow out, just like a water pipe bursted. His gambling wife will also not be spared. Chinese saying 你做初一我做十五。

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  • Internationally noname wooden:

    Eyes Wide Open:
    GCT 1999 – Quote: “We have an understanding that if a minister is defamed and he does not sue, he must leave cabinet.” Unquote.

    LKY 2006 – Quote: “When I call a man OPENLY, you’re a liar, you’re dishonest, and you do not dare to SUE me, there’s something basically WRONG.” Unquote.

    LHL 2006 – Quote: “If we do not act, and the lies and defamation are repeated throughout and in election rallies and spread around, I think the government’s reputation goes down.” Unquote.

    Readers, you be the judge.

    But who abide by GCT words?

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  • Cronyism Meat Ball island:

    Won’t sue : cite excuse to avoid besmirch.
    May sue : he said may sue depending on circumstance .

    Do the above two stands contradict each other?

    So, take a clear stand : No Besmirch or May Besmirch?

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  • Dafts Will Be Dafts:

    So many dafts helping to solve the mess created by clown prince?

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  • Bobo:

    We could never force a cow to drink water if it doesn’t want to. No one is above the law and yet he breaks them when he deemed fit. Thanks to his voters for grooming such character. Quote: “Character is permanent”, by Dr CSJ.

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  • Woody Goh has FinePrints . . .:

    > GCT – “But if they’ve defamed us, we have to sue them — because if we don’t, our own integrity will be suspect. We have an understanding that if a minister is defamed and he does not sue, he must leave cabinet. By defamation, I mean if somebody says the minister is on the take or is less than honest. If he does not rebut it, if he does not dare go before the court to be interrogated by the counsel for the other side, there must be some truth in it. If there is no evidence, well, why are you not suing?”
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    As Woody revealed recently, his words, presumably all AristoCATS, carry fineprints – exceptions. :(

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