Lee Wei Ling slams “big Brother government” in defense of nephew

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In her first Facebook comments since the Oxley saga ceasefire, Dr Lee Wei Ling has come out in support of her nephew, Li Shengwu whose private Facebook post is being “looked into” by the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

In a post shared only to his Facebook friends, Shengwu linked a Wall Street Journal article that offered a thorough analysis of the public Oxley Rd feud and a New York Times article on censorship, and said: “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.”

A screenshot of the post was circulated online and mainstream media covered the story, with a comment from an AGC spokesperson that, “AGC is aware of the post and is looking into the matter.”

Dr Lee shared her nephew’s post on her page before questioning the reaction the AGC has had to a private post. She wondered whether government staff are used to monitor her family’s private musings and suggested that this case could be an example of how Singapore may be governed by a “big brother” system:

“I am surprised that AGC takes such negative reaction to a private post. Is there a government servant whose duty is to follow the Facebook activity of all people related to Hsien Yang and I, including our private musings. Also, what Shengwu posted is a common topic amongst Singaporeans who are well informed. Is this not an example of ” big Brother government”. Perhaps it is a case of “if the hat fits, take it.””

Dr Lee’s own big brother – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s alleged abuse of power and abuse of state organs was what Dr Lee and her younger brother, Lee Hsien Yang, have claimed to have triggered their decision to bring a private dispute about demolishing their family home as per their father’s willed wish into the public domain.

Following a high-profile spat and the release of further allegations and supporting evidence, PM Lee ‘absolved’ himself of the allegations against him in Parliament. Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang then reinforced their allegations but offered a ceasefire on releasing further evidence, on the condition that they nor their father’s will be attacked or misrepresented.

It may seem that the dispute that gripped the nation until very recently is far from over.

I am surprised that AGC takes such negative reaction to a private post. Is there a government servant whose duty is to…

Posted by Lee Wei Ling on Sunday, 16 July 2017

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

71 COMMENTS

  1. When one does not dance to their tune, no longer sing their songs. Yes you will be closely watched 24/7 – online offline.

    Big bro following your dad’s footsteps

    • Come on, Kris. Don’t worry. They can use the criminal thugs in the ISD to do their sordid deeds but we’ll get the righteous and real tough guys to deal with these low lives. Professionalism and Honour shall henceforth be the Singaporean way. NO more the filthy politics that destroy the lives of hundreds or perhaps thousands of his political opponents during the era of Conman Extraordinaire and Evil Dictator, LKY. This flagitious abuse of power will be dealt with harshly in the New Singapore. Stand tall, confident and proud. Claim our justified rights as Citizens of Singapore and NOT Sinkapore! NOT anymore. The end of tyranny and dirty politics are nigh.

  2. End of the day it’s her father, his grandfather who is responsible for the state of rot we are in now.

    LKY was responsible for engineering the system that runs this country now, he made use of all govt machinery to silence dissents and bring down oppositions to pave the way for his Party’s monopoly of the political control of Singapore.

    Why didn’t they opposed LKY when he was alive?

    Why did they only speak up of the oppressing of Citizens only today?

    Isn’t it too late to uproot the whole corrupted system put in place by the Supreme Leader?

  3. Times have changed , the new generation needs and wants to think out of the box. They will not and cannot think what the authorities want them to think!

  4. Government is certainly too free, having too much resources and being too well paid to worry about it’s own well beings more than anything else !

  5. Yes, Wei Ling. It is HIGHLY inappropriate to trawl through the Facebook chats of others for the vile purpose of finding a fault to pick on. This is how LOW and self-absorbed the PAP under the dishonourable son, PM LHL, has sunk down to. It is NOT and never will be my intent to put a wedge between you and LHL. ALL I am interested in is that the government show RESPECT and NOT take the citizens who PAY them for fools. In that regard I am with you ALL The Way that PM LHL has abused his power and so blatantly as calling the Parliament of Singapore to sit for two days to debate 38 Oxley Road. Do take care. Regards.

  6. Can’t take down the father bcos is own sibling so go for the father’s son …. what a shame!! Play the bully dirty game ! Leave e next generation alone ! Can’t even accept blood related comments how to govt the rest of the pple!!

  7. They are wasting our state resources over petty issues. Going after small fries and closing their eyes when big man commit crimes.

  8. His father Hsien Yang initiated the truce but his dishonourable uncle took revenge on him.When he is at fault he led all his white troops to protect him but when come to other he never gave a single chance. Look like the war is going to erupt again.

  9. Wonder why they are considering their matters “private” when they are posting stuff all over fb. The govt isnt the only ones monitoring them though, opp media flocks to their comments consistently too.

  10. Is it any surprise the State knows everything about everyone?

    It does not even need a government servant, just a supercomputer to look for keywords. Duh!

    How come no one scream invasion of privacy when the govt arrest citizens radicalized by ISIS?

  11. “Private”, only in FB environment. Meaning it’s only private when logged into FB.

    But what ever we type goes through the public network as well. Private does not apply here. Here is where big data is collected.

    Big data is collected by hackers, private companies, and by governments. And there are 1001 ways to collect it.

    1 simple example is the Android keyboard or Apple keyboard. These keyboard apps are basically the client end of one of the biggest botnet in the world collecting keystrokes of everyone every single second since the botnet went online.

    Data collected here does not respect the private settings in FB, because it’s outside FB environment. Since when have botnets respected privacy anyway .

    If your are using an Android phone, you probably notice there is a Singapore custom version of it. Why? Google paid by our government to create this version to collect all keystrokes enter by people logged in to our national digital network?

    This is just one way, out of 101 ways. Android operating system,iOS are 2 of the biggest botnet in the world; collecting your data 24/7. Then selling your data to the highest bidder. Government are bidders too.

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