AGC is “looking into” Li Shengwu’s post criticising Singapore Government; Shengwu hits back

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Li Shengwu’s last Facebook post has attracted the attention of the Attorney-General’s Chambers after he criticised Singapore’s government and the court system in a Facebook post over the weekend.

Linking a Wall Street Journal article that offered a thorough analysis of the public Oxley Rd feud, Shengwu had said in his own words: “Keep in mind, of course that the Singapore government is very litigious and has a pliant court system. This constrains what the international media can usually report.”

He then linked a New York Times article on censorship and the use of defamation laws by both Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Hsien Loong to censor the foreign press.

Screengrab released by Thoughts SG

In responding to media queries, an AGC spokesperson said, “AGC is aware of the post and is looking into the matter.”

Shengwu hit back at the AGC and mainstream media’s coverage of his post:

Somewhat surprised that my last Facebook post has been enough to trigger a response from the Attorney-General’s Chambers in Singapore.
This post was shared on “Friends only” privacy settings on Saturday (20 likes at the time of this writing). Apparently, that’s enough to warrant three newspaper articles and a statement by the Attorney-General’s Chambers that they’re “looking into it”.
I’m surprised that the Singapore government is so petty. Would they also like to trawl my private Facebook feed for seditious vacation photos? 
(By the way – the official media inaccurately reports that the post was “uploaded on Saturday and later taken down”. It’s never been taken down – if you’re among my Facebook friends you can see it just below this one.)

Somewhat surprised that my last Facebook post has been enough to trigger a response from the Attorney-General's Chambers…

Posted by Shengwu Li on Sunday, 16 July 2017

Shengwu’s father and paternal aunt, Dr Lee Wei Ling, have been embroiled in a public dispute against their elder brother, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, since June 2017, when they alleged that the PM was abusing his power to preserve their family home against their father’s willed desire to demolish the house.

The siblings alleged that the PM had convened a secret committee to make a decision on the house and that state organs were being used against them. PM Lee addressed the allegations against him in a Parliamentary debate where he declared that he has been cleared of all charges. He added that he does not intend to sue his siblings.

Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang reinforced their allegations, following this, but offered a ceasefire on releasing further evidence in favor of settling the matter in private, on the condition that they nor their father’s will be attacked or misrepresented.

When the first round of allegations were leveled at the PM in June, Shengwu publicly echoed concerns made by his immediate family that they are worried about what they believe to be a lack of checks on abuse of power.

He later denounced any personal interest in entering the political arena, stating, “I believe that it would be bad for Singapore if any third-generation Lee went into politics. The country must be bigger than one family.”

63 COMMENTS

    • What’s there to defend on that issue? The international court has already given SG the rights to the island.

      Is the appeal successful? It may even be dismissed! Hopefully it is not some photoshopped photo that got called us as a lie. It would be embarrassing to the other party.

  1. http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/blogger-alex-au-fined-8000-for-contempt-of-court However, she cleared him of contempt in the second article, which referred to legal proceedings brought by a man who claimed he was harassed into resigning from department store Robinsons because he is gay. Au wrote in his blog that he did not have high hopes for the case as his confidence in the judiciary was “as limp as a flag on a windless day”

    • Omg! LTK said that!?
      TLH was representing the WP during election when he said that and unable to substantiate with facts. Don’t you think that’s very irresponsible as a politician?

      Besides he was sued for $8 million plus, LTK and party couldn’t help him out? After all he was representing the WP. Maybe if the party rally around to help their own, he wouldn’t be sued till pants drop.

      Omg! That mean WP hanged him out to dry!?

  2. Let’s Be Mindful. At the parliamentary sitting to debate PM’s Ministerial Statement, both LSL and TCH were rattled. A week later. At the G20 summit during the handshake with Donald Trump, LSL was fidgety and at the Leaders’ dinner, LSL was solemn. At the PSC Scholarship award ceremony , TCH was composed, his usual self. It saddens to see the hurt and pain the PM is going through.

    • when he cause Singaporeans to be jobless and suicidal when we have no job, no money, do you think he feels sad for us? When he lock up our CPF, when elderly collecting cardboard boxes everyday for a mere 60 cents just to buy food to eat and survive, do you think he feels their hurt and pain? When he raise the water hike, car park, raise COE, etc.. do you think he feels sad and pain for you or not? hello!!!! Kong Simi Sai?!!!! WAKE UP LAH!!!!!

  3. These are all the legacies of LKY. He created this . Suing all his political opponents. Now with AGC looking into this and should they charge this young man the old man must be really rolling in his grave. His doing is now coming back one full circle. What goes around comes around. We called it karma.Do that to others and this is what you get. The heavens have eyes you know!

  4. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
    His whole life doesn’t have to go thru a first job interview, doesn’t know anything about working for a living, and still can become PM…
    If not because of his father work of great merit favour him, he is farking nobody!
    Respect you? L.. J…!!

    • Don’t you know? You don’t actually own your FB account. What you post on your account belongs to FB. So regardless of your settings, FB has the rights to them

      I think it’s in the terms of use conditions.

      However, if you are afraid your privacy will be invaded, you can delete your account or don’t post anything in it.

  5. Li Shengwu has grown up to be an intelligent but cocky young man. As the third generation of Lee’s he has started to demolish what his grandfather had fought his whole life to build up a Singapore based on Equality, honesty and rule of law. By attacking Singapore’s Judiciary as “Pliant Court”, he implies Singapore courts are “Kangaroo Court”! If Singaporeans started to believe him, who will respect the law of this land. Taking to the extreme, we will have something similar to Philippines – vigilantes that take law in their own hand! Of course now we think it is far fetch but when we believe the court cannot dispense justice, what can you do? Singaporeans are sad that the Chinese saying “富不过三代” seem to be true. We are seeing the third generation of Lee’s beginning to knock down the legacy of LKY. Sad, very sad!