Lee Wei Ling challenges PM Lee’s version of events concerning discussion of demolishing Oxley house

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Dr Lee Wei Ling has challenged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s claim that the late Lee Kuan Yew was open to reconsidering demolition of 38 Oxley Road.

In his parliamentary address, PM Lee said that his father, who for many years desired to have their family home at 38 Oxley Road demolished after his passing, reconsidered his desire after public pushback in 2011. The Prime Minister claimed that Lee Kuan Yew then sought the advice some newspaper editors. He added, “All the editors replied that they would like it to be kept given its historical importance and heritage value.”

The Prime Minister also claimed that he and his wife Ho Ching made plans to renovate the house according to Lee Kuan Yew and his late wife’s wishes for certain spaces to remain private, without demolishing the home. PM Lee indicated that his father accepted these plans at the time.

Dr Lee Wei Ling disputes these claims, stating on her Facebook page that:

“Pa was never happy with Ho Ching’s so-called plans to renovate Oxley. He continued to ponder how he could hv Oxley demolished. As for what the SPH editor think. I observed the email exchange in person. It was my habit to check my email every time I woke up in the middle of the night, so I saw the emails flying fast & furious & I went to Pa’s study room. He was distress & eventually got up & walked off to bed looking disturbed. I scolded the SPH Editors via email for distressing Pa & told them to leave Pa alone. If they wanted to see Oxley, I would show them around but they were not to raise this issue w Pa again.”

Pa was never happy with Ho Ching's so-called plans to renovate Oxley. He continued to ponder how he could hv Oxley…

Posted by Lee Wei Ling on Monday, 3 July 2017

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57 comments

  1. This Lee saga has interesting parallels with Vietnam. When Ho Chi Minh died in 1969, the Politburo went against his wishes to be cremated. Instead they embalmed him & put him in a mausoleum for display. Uncle Ho was a powerful symbol being the Father of the Resistance/Independence. The Politburo wanted to milk his brand/image/symbolism!

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    Shaw Liu ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Stupid Dowager Ho Ching. Mess up the money in Temasek. Mess up our respected LKY’s family. Mess up LHL reputation. Mess the country. Go and die

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    Shaw Liu ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    All of u are blind? The problem is the Dowager HO CHING. Caused all the troubles and fight among siblings. She has 2 sons. KARMA will take her. Her daughter in laws will make her 2 sons to fight too.

  4. 学者:搞糊涂了是一齣憐悯戲?
    这是一场不可思议的晋通简单家务纠缠引起社会的关注,居心何在?把整个国家都投入,五十年所累集的价值这么容易被替代,忘不了的国恥,破天荒,前所未有,是件非常非常简单与不値的家庭不協调争议问题而已. 谁该负责?如何善后?应有一方出轨吧?(在大陸如一方出轨面对淨身出戶)过錯方该不该追究?仰或雨过晴天,抬头看看有人微笑嗎?

  5. Dr lee can you move out the house now.?
    The house can demolish immediately and all cases close.
    Stop all these drama!
    Singaporeans want another better 50years.

  6. Lim LG says:

    WHEN BUDDHA WAS ABOUT TO PASS AWAY, ALL HIS CLOSE DISCIPLES FELT SAD AND ASKED BUDDHA WHAT SHALL THEY DO AFTER HIS PASSING AWAY.

    BUDDHA REPLIED: “WHEN YOU SEE THE DHARMA (REFERS TO BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS), YOU SEE ME.”

    NOTHING PHYSICAL AT ALL BUT BUDDHA JUST WANT ALL HIS CLOSE DISCIPLES TO “REMEMBER” WHAT HE HAS TAUGHT THEM (“VALUES IN LIFE”) AND TO TRY THEIR BEST TO “PUT HIS TEACHINGS INTO PRACTICE” . THAT’S ALL.

    AND “TO TRULY PUT BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS INTO PRACTICE” IS “THE BEST WAY” TO REMEMBER THE “KINDNESS” OF BUDDHA.

    SO, IT IS “NOT NECESSARY” TO PRESERVE LKY’S HOUSE AS “MONUMENT”, WHICH IS NOT WHAT LKY WANTED.

    TO LOOK AT THIS PIECE OF ART OF THE HOUSE (AS PER DR LWL’S FB PICTURE) IS GOOD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER AND TO HONOUR THE FOUNDING FATHER AND HIS COMRADES’ COMMENDABLE WORK.

    AS I SAID, THOSE “SMALL PPL” (DULY DESCRIBED BY CHIEF COMMUNICATION OFFICER TO THE GOVT, J. DEVAN) WHO ONLY THINK “EXTERNAL OBJECTS” CAN GIVE THEM “MEMORIES AND INSPIRATIONS” ARE “TRULY DELUDED POLITICIANS”.

    TRULY GOOD AND SINCERE POLITICIANS SERVE THE CITIZENS FROM WITHIN THEIR HEARTS AND NOT DRAW ON “EXTERNAL OBJECTS” AS SOURCES OF INSPIRATION.

    JUST AS WHEN LKY AND HIS COMRADES, DID THEY BEND ON ANY “EXTERNAL OBJECTS” FOR INSPIRATION TO BUILD SINGAPORE DURING THEIR TIME? NOT AT ALL.

    PERHAPS, CAN I SUGGEST TO FRAME THIS PIECE OF ART (SEE DR LWL’S FB PICTURE) AND PRESENT IT TO THE ROTTON GOVT SO THAT THEY CAN HANG IT IN THE PARLIAMENT TO GIVE THEM “SOURCES OF INSPIRATION” DURING PARLIAMENT DEBATES AT ALL TIMES INSTEAD?

  7. Can u guys please settle this in court? The parliament is not the platform for debating family disputes. PM lee so called answering to the public, when no PAP Mps ask question? This is juz a big show he put up for the still blinded 70%.

  8. Abu Bakar says:

    LHL may silence his critics thru Parliamentary hearing. But he cannot silence the critics fm people on the streets and the world at large. There will always be dissatisfied feelings amongst everybody as long as he did not sue his siblings or allow them to be heard in parliament. If LHL has nothing to hide, then he shd be transparent to the world at large.

  9. Cj Leo says:

    There are more than one side to any story. I tend to believe LWL version because she lived in the house with her father. It is so good of her to give us the emotional perspective of LKY on the house. This is more important than any plan he signed.

    1. Kira Queen says:

      Transparency is key otherwise if things can be twisted and distorted within the “Lee” empire there’s little hope for common people like us!

  10. Yusri Mohd says:

    WL,need a can opener to open up can full of worms? Im more happy to provide u. In fact i think WL need a crowbar to open up CRATES FULL OF WORMS. Go for it!

  11. Sas Karma says:

    Wei Ling should just take him to court lah! dont waste time talking to your lawless kor kor. Sue him, that money she so wanted to give to charity, will do really good Karma for her.

  12. Cai Lee says:

    I don’t think LKY changed his mind as a respect to his late wife decision to demolish the house. For LKY known and loved his wife very much and to go against her will is not what he wanted.. SO LHL LWL LHY also must remember this is not just a Father will but also your mother wish that 38Oxley house to be demolished after their passed away.

  13. Ronnie Lee says:

    52 years of nation building and the world respected Singapore as a strong and stable government.
    Because of a family dispute, we as a country is a joke seem by the rest of the world.
    I hope all the Lee Family members can come together to solve the matter before it gets any worst.

    Mind you, the country, its citizens, the business & economy will be greatly affected if this continue any further.

  14. Donald Ang says:

    You say, I say…. now who is telling the truth. All we know from many of LKY’s public interviews was that he wanted the house demolished after his death.

  15. Where got enough? Until house is demolished there’s always chance that government will wait until people’s interest die down and then revive secret committee.

    1. Speaking the truth while being the underdogs is disturbing you?

      If you are pushed to a corner by a bully, would you just cower and tremble?

      Upholding values and ethics taught by her parents is wrong?

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    Yeok Fong Yong ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Such to and fro will never end. Even you called 包公, he will not take a family case lah. Maybe the only solution now is for Wei Ling to move out of 38 Oxley. This will trigger the government to take whatever action necessary.

    1. Dannis Lee says:

      As what pro PAP likes to rebut .. not happy to see the allegations… Log off from FB and all other online sites .. or leave the country if u can’t stand the stress seeing the allegations hitting your Cult Idol.

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        Limkong Yong ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        LKY wishes ultimately are subordinated to public interest and the country’s rule of law. Based on the email exchange (found in Facebook postings) she had with LSF in 2011, she was at ‘Cold War’ with LKY and had been avoiding him. Does she really care for his wishes? LWL and LHY’s actions clearly aim to bring down The country. They both think that they are above the laws, making sweeping allegations, bulldozing their way to get what they wants, because they are, well respected as, LKY’s children. What public good have they served in return for being provided with scholarships, top positions etc. Their motives are questionable. They just want special treatments from Singapore and ………

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