Lee Hsien Loong’s younger brother’s hit back suggests that Lee family feud is far from being in ‘abeyance’

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In his first public comments referencing the Lee family feud since August, Lee Hsien Yang has spoken out on Facebook, clarifying that his older brother – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong – has not made any effort to reach out to resolve matters in private.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong revealed that the Oxley Road dispute between him and his siblings – Dr Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang – remains unresolved and that they have not communicated recently, in an interview to business news agency CNBC yesterday.

Describing the family feud as being in “abeyance,” the head of government said, “I’m not sure if it’s solved,” before adding that he was still saddened by the dispute over the siblings’ family home, but expressed hope that relations with his siblings will improve in future, when “emotions have subsided.”

He added:

“Perhaps one day, when emotions have subsided, some movement will be possible.”

Lee Hsien Yang took issue with his brother’s words in his first public post about the matter since August. He wrote on Facebook today:

“Our brother says he is unsure that the feud is solved. Notwithstanding his public statements, Hsien Loong has made no attempt to reach out to us to resolve matters in private.
“Meanwhile, the Attorney General is busy prosecuting Hsien Loong’s nephew for his private correspondence. The AGC’s letters make repeated reference to the family feud.”

Our brother says he is unsure that the feud is solved. Notwithstanding his public statements, Hsien Loong has made no…

Posted by Lee Hsien Yang on Friday, 20 October 2017

Meanwhile if you are wondering what is the meaning of ‘abeyance’, this is how Merriam-Webster describes it:

“a state of temporary inactivity: suspension”

Last month, North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un gave the internet a language lesson when he called President Trump a ‘dotard’.

In June this year, PM Lee’s wife used another old English word ‘dogsbody’ to describe the kind of work she had been doing since the demise of the family patriarch, Lee Kuan Yew.

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54 comments

  1. Abbey Road says:

    He could have said outright like LKY, “The deliberation is not resolved. I will leave it as that” Why such a wishy washy answer? WAIT, im just a low n cheap singsporean, our PM knows best.

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    Jeff Low ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    No turning back for Both Parties.SG Greatest show MuS be played at the Open Court.Must be Fair to LWL/LHY.The next GE is still a long long way !!!

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    Jairus Lau ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    On Jul 6, the siblings offered to take the dispute offline. Great, the truce was promptly accepted. Sad, the offer was not reciprocated. LSL could, for once, be big brother, and, as one, be the gracious brother. After 100 days, one cannot be said to be sincere and hope that relations will simply improve. Understandably, LSY took offence to LSL’s remarks. Actually, the longer the delay, the wider the rift. Soon, to bridge may be hopeless.

  4. What sort of example is this for family love? Words be constantly fired at moi,,, set a FOOKing example peels please or is it easier to sue sue sue and FOOKING sue and destroy….

  5. Ace Chew says:

    Gor Gor way to reconcile with his siblings is to sue his sibling son. His own nephew. Using the AG office accused him of something that he.posted privately. Gor Gor so righteous hor. Say one thing do another. And why am I not surprise?!!. Step down lah!!!! Let’s face it, pinkie is not capable to run this country.

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    Yeok Fong Yong ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    PM Lee is in a no win situation. If he stops AG from investigating Hsien Yang’s son, his political opponents will accused him of nepotism. If AG continue with his work to investigate a breach of law, his little brother will accused him of using organ of state to oppress his family. What to do? Wise man say, follow the law!

  7. People should ask about the committee and their activity. Will PM Lee claim ignorant about what these people are doing or if they committee is still active? What is their plan?

  8. Subside? For all that the Dishonorable had inflicted upon them (still not legally challenged, tantamount to “it must be true”), even a Death will not make peace…..

    On Hearing Voices….. it must be the Devil asking the Dishonorable to “Press On….. in order to get the Optimum Karma”

    Leave LKY aside, too busy answering to charges….. where got time to speak up

  9. < (PM LHL) expressed hope that relations with his siblings will improve in future, when “emotions have subsided.”... “Meanwhile, the Attorney General is busy prosecuting Hsien Loong’s nephew for his private correspondence. The AGC’s letters make repeated reference to the family feud.”>
    *****
    I think the avg SGrean shld understd how sincere LKY’s eldest son is when he says anything; is this something like “gor gor love family very much, but gor gor will still sue family until pants drop”?

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