NMP calls for independent inquiry as Parliament may not be best arena to thoroughly settle Oxley dispute

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Nominated Member of Parliament Kok Heng Leun has called for the Government to set up an independent inquiry to settle the Oxley house matter “once and for all” as he feels that Parliament may be a good setting to air the Government’s stance but may not be adequate in bringing closure to the issue since Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang cannot speak in Parliament for themselves.

He said: “The Parliament sits here as we have done to hear the PM and DPM’s elaborate statement. And I thank you for them. But I will say that it’s still found as a case of your words against mine. I believe the public wants to hear from Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling and all the players involved as well.

“As such, Parliament might be the right place to air the Government’s position but may not be the right place to settle this issue once and for all, as some of the members have wished for. So we may have to consider another independent platform to allow all parties to present their cases.”

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  1. After watching the very much selective (given?) and important (to whitish cult not the people out there) snippets aired by mediacorpse, it is hard to find any robustness of debate so far if any. To me this whole session could hardly savage the reputation of the country or government but appears much more like a prescribed performance of official monologue to de-escalate the situation for a own face-saving climb down more than upholding the so-called integrity of the institutions and government of the day……

  2. “The family matter is an emotional one, and it is not likely that it can be resolved fully… But still I hope someday there will be a reconciliation among the siblings. In the meantime, the national must come first. I must maintain the people’s trust in the government. I must assure them this remains an incorruptible, effective and impartial government – all keys to Singapore’s survival” – PM Lee