PM Lee puts onus on MPs to provide evidence for abuse of power allegations: fair or deliberate attempt to circumvent siblings

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From his remarks in Parliament today concerning the selection of the House as the forum to settle the Oxley Road feud between him and his siblings, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong appears to have placed the onus of proving whether the allegations  against him have truth on the shoulders of Members of Parliament.

Stating that it is the responsibility of MPs to “get to the bottom of the issue,” PM Lee asserted that the allegations of abuse of power leveled against him have been answered in the two days of Parliamentary debate and asked, “What has been the outcome? No MPs have produced or alleged any additional facts or charges or substantiated any of the allegations.”

“If MPs believe that something is wrong, it is your job to pursue the facts and make those allegations in your name. And if you think something is wrong, even if you are not fully sure, then come into this House, confront the Government firmly, and ask for explanations and answers.
“If having heard the government, you are still not satisfied, then by all means demand a Select Committee or a Committee of Inquiry.
But the debate has produced no evidence of abuse of power, so why the need for a Select Committee or a COI, and “drag this out for months?”

He particularly called out Workers’ Party MPs for their statements on the matter, saying party leader Low Thia Khiang did not outrightly accuse the Government of wrongdoing or cited any concrete evidence to support the abuse of power claims, before pointing out that MP Png Eng Huat only repeated the PM’s siblings allegations but did not endorse any of them.

“That’s significant because it shows that the Government and I have acted properly and with due process, and that there is no basis to the allegations of (abuse of) power made by my siblings, Dr Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang.” the PM declared.

His statements on the matter follow assertions by parliamentarians and members of the public alike that Parliament is not the forum to settle this issue as the PM’s younger siblings do not have the chance to prove the veracity of their claims for themselves in such an arena.

 

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93 comments

  1. Martin Loh says:

    The PM is living in his alternate reality. He believes what he wants to believe. Much of his world is at variance with the real world. But that does not bother him. As long as his media and parliamentary Hansard render his version of events, he has controlled (hahaha) the way history will view and judge him.

    1. Martin Loh says:

      They would be seated at round table for discussion and possibly meals. I don’t think our man is slated to give his earth shattering views. Merkel probably warned that it would be the standard American globalism, which Washington does not live up too. Then there is always the danger that he may take a dig at China and spoil the party. Besides, the globalism that China is proposing is very careful not to impinge on sovereign rights. Sovereign rights which Singapore has all but abandoned. Until we cannot tell India to stop its 1.4 billion from coming to Spore to work.

  2. Ang Bob says:

    EMPEROR LEE bestowed DEATH EXEMPTION (Immunity Privileges, Amnesty) to his SIBLINGS.
    皇帝和家人犯法与庶民 “不” 同罪 !

  3. Lim LG says:

    DURING LKY’S EULOGY BY GCT, GOH ADMITTED HE WAS THE ONE WHO RECOMMENDED LHL TO BE HIS SUCCESSOR.

    THE FIRST TIME HE BROUGHT IT UP TO LKY BUT LKY REJECTED HIS RECOMMENDATION BY SAYING “NO HURRY”.

    SOME TIME LATER, GOH AGAIN BROUGHT IT UP TO LKY. I THINK LKY FELT BAD TO REJECT GOH’S RECOMMENDATION, SO LHL WAS APPOINTED.

    GOH ALSO COMMENTED THAT LHL WAS MORE INTERESTED TO BUILD “DYNASTY” TOO.

    DURING LKY’S DEATH, MEDIA SHOWED LKY’S LIFETIME EVENTS.

    WHEN LHL WAS SWORN IN AS PM AT THE ISTANA, IF YOU HV BOUGHT THE CD, YOU’D NOTICE THAT LKY WASN’T “HAPPY” WITH LHL WHEN HE SHOOK HAND WITH HIM.

    I RECKONED GCT MUST HV STRONGLY RECOMMENDED LHL TO BE HIS SUCCESSOR WAS BECOS LHL WANTED TO BE THE PM VERY MUCH. PROBABLY LHL THINKS HE IS LKY’S SON HIMSELF – LEE DYNASTY!!

    BLAME GOH CT TO CHOOSE SUCH A ROTTON LEADER FOR THE COUNTRY DESPITE LKY’S DISAGREEMENTS AND OBJECTIONS.

    BY NOT APPOINTING LHL AS HIS TRUSTEES AND EXECUTORS ATTESTS THAT LKY HAD NO TRUST IN LHL.

    BEFORE IT, REMEMBER LHL REMOVED FORMER FINANCE MINISTER’S RICHARD HU’S DOCUMENTS FROM HIS OFFICE. (WITHOUT PERMISSIONS) AND THAT HE ALSO SLAPPED DHANABALAN’S FACE WHEN HE INTERVENED.

    GOH WAS THEN PM FORCED LHL TO APOLOGISE AND ALSO REPORTED TO LKY.

    NOW, IN THIS LKY’S HOUSE SAGA, LHL’S WIFE HC COULD TAKE SOME ITEMS OUT OF LKY’S HOUSE TO HER HUSBAND TO DECIDE WHETHER TO GIVE THEM TO NHB FOR EXHIBITION (LHL SAID IT IN THE PARLIAMENT YESTERDAY, 4.7.17)

    1) KNOWING BOTH LHL AND HC THEMSELVES ARE NOT “TRUSTEES AND EXECUTORS” OF LKY’S ESTATE, DO THEY KNOW THAT THEY HV NO RIGHTS AT ALL TO TAKE AND TO DECIDE WITHOUT THE PERMISSIONS FROM BOTH LHY AND LWL, WHO ARE THE “TRUE TRUSTEES AND EXECUTORS”, IS EQUIVALENT TO “STEALING”, WHICH LHY HAD RIGHTLY ACCUSED HC AND LHL OF?

    2) LAWRENCE WONG SAID YESTERDAY AS HE KNOWS THAT LHL WAS ONE OF THE BENEFCIARIES OF THE OXLEY HOUSE, SO IT IS RIGHT OF HIM TO SHOW THE DEED OF GIFT TO HIS BOSS LHL.

    DIDN’T LAWRENCE KNOW THAT BOTH HC AND LHL ARE NOT” TRUSTEES AND EXECUTORS” OF LKY’S ESTATE?

    DIDN’T LAWRENCE ALSO KNOW THAT HIS BOSS HAD ALREADY SOLD AND TRANSFERRED HIS STAKE OF SHARES OF THE HOUSE TO LHY, THEREFORE, HIS BOSS IS NO LONGER A BENEFICIARY?

    IF NOT, THEN HIS BOSS SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY TOLD LAWRENCE LITERALLY NOT TO SHOW HIM ANYTHING RELATING TO LKY’S ESTATE AS HE (LHL) TRULY WANTS TO “RECRUSE” HIMSELF FROM IT.

    AND YET LAWRENCE STILL COULD SHOW THE DEED OF GIFT TO HIS BOSS WHILE CLAIMING LHL “RECRUSE” HIMSELF FROM THE MATTER?

    AS SUCH, DON’T THIS SHOWS THERE IS ABUSING POWER AND AUTHORITY?

    PAP CRONY MINISTERS ARE MAKING CONTRADICTING REMARKS!!

  4. Quote from PM “If having heard the government, you are still not satisfied, then by all means demand a Select Committee or a Committee of Inquiry.

    But the debate has produced no evidence of abuse of power, so why the need for a Select Committee or a COI, and “drag this out for months?” Unquote.

    If PM is confident that he is clean from siblings allegations, please demand a COI to produce evidence to proof it.

  5. Tsu Kasa says:

    If the onus is on MPs, PM Lee is also a MP. How effective is the MP system VS courts on this family dispute is anyone’s guess…

  6. A showcase to the world how it is possible an incompetent person is able to lead a country and solve a family and personal integrity dispute with his subordinates within 2 days. A close knitted FamiLEE indeed !!!
    This should be an encouraging story to be compiled into a book call “DUMMIES for Şùččēşş”

  7. Imran Shah says:

    This is WAYANG … be realistic of actual Turbulence…
    TEMASEK AND GIC LOSSES…
    WAKE UP AND QUESTION THIS AS THIS IS OUR ISSUE. LET THE LEE FAMILY SETTLE THEIR FEUD…
    NOT THE MPs or Parliament.
    AGAIN DON’T BE DRAGGED INTO THIS WAYANG …

  8. James Pang says:

    Should use this:

    And I quote from who LHL said about HC in regards to temasek: “If Ho Ching ever behaves improperly, I have no doubt that the Temasek Board, the President and CPA know what their duty is.”

    So you/they’ll do the right thing?

    But now you don’t sue your siblings while claiming their allegations are inaccurate?

    Contradicting?

    Want who to believe?

  9. Evidence comes from law enforcement agencies which have the expertise to investigate and gather proof. How would MPs get evidence? By magic ar?

  10. If he feels vindicated he has got to get his head and brains checked. He is obviously in denial. But for the sake of the country I hope he can sort his personal problems out with his siblings. Which I doubt!!!

  11. He calls for Parliament sitting to hear him tell his part . Then he ask where is evidences … was it a hearing , or discussion (as 938Live news called it ) or (???). How does the public react when 2 other key players are not in the ring .

  12. Terrie Tan says:

    I can see why he’s chosen not to go to court and to refute claims in parliament – he considers his siblings’ claims so absurdly frivolous and without merit it would probably warrant a court to throw it out completely, hence PM probably thinks a parliamentary exercise would suffice

  13. When one pays peanuts of course he gets monkeys. In your case, LHL, that has already been taken care of very well with royal pay for your loyal men and women. Who amongst them will ever think of even uttering a word against you? So for the sake of this country, just stop all this cry for innocence for yourself and shut the hell up. Karma was not designed like your well paid royals to stay silent. It has already struck on you LHL…tick tok tick tok tick tok or are you in total denial of this famous bitch?

  14. Whaat? He’s nuts! Allegations of power abuse came from your sister & brother! Not from Members of Parliament! Why are you getting them involved? Don’t be a thwart! Place the onus on yourself to answer those allegations! Have some dignity, at the very least. Have a spine.

  15. Ownself decided oneself is right , set up kangaroo court and declare to the whole world did no wrong , get other comrades to spout dirt on own siblings is filial actions and is very concerned for oneself’s flesh n blood ….not give oneself’s flesh n blood chance to say their piece is filial action to take good care of oneself flesh n blood ……very chimz politic in action to the point that ordinary Singaporeans(peasants) can never understand but just take what ever kangaroo court propagate ! Wow sia ! Singapore Huat urh!!!

  16. Gary Ng says:

    He not just treating Singaporean like a fool, he is making a clown of himself too, and the whole world is laughing at this comedy

  17. Chong Win says:

    put onus on MP ??? next time someone accuse you also put onus on MP ??? you think your subordinates will find evidence against you ? you think singaporean are stupid ?

    1. Gan Dan after have seen LKY all these years …. this is so silly …. just close the topic and move on .. the hse is not worth all these … its opened the Pandora box …

  18. Joe Tey says:

    Such ridiculous reasoning.

    People not making the allegations got to produce evidence.

    People who made the allegations cannot raise questions or rebuttals.

    Person being accused gets to decide if and when and how he is cleared of allegations.

  19. Diana Wong says:

    PM LEE, do whatever you know is right!
    Simply ignore all negative opinions and assumptions abt you, as if they know you inside out !
    God is our only judge.
    Keep this in yr mind and you can always remain strong mentally.

    My late mum and ancestors taught me this:
    ” You hv only two hands to shut two mouths, so no need to bother what others may say negatively about you “.

    Jiayu PM Lee.
    God Bless.

    1. Diana Wong says:

      I hv spoken and I do not wish to chat with tjose who has intention of picking up a quarrel and reacting uncivilizely!
      Subject closed !

    2. John Ng says:

      Wow, do whatever you know is right….so you mean he’s the most perfect human being on earth, can never do wrong?
      Abandon your God, worship him instead.

  20. The irony of this saga is that LKY used to say that voting for d opposition into govt would cause discord for singapore but now watching all of this, cant help but think it is his own offspring that have brought such discord.

  21. Johnny Ang says:

    I believe his Siblings because he has no Integrity not to sue. Calling him ‘dishonourable and abuse of power ‘ is a serious allegiation.

  22. Jeff Heng says:

    Evidence comes from your siblings not the MP. All those who understand know why you choose parliament instead of court!!! U think all Singaporean are stupid?? Maybe there is, but for me, u are still damn GUILTY.

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      Daniel Ong ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

      @ Jeff Heng: What exactly is he saying??? This is shocking! The allegations of abuse of power were MADE by his sister Wei Ling and brother Hsien Yang. BOTH were NOT invited to the Ministerial Committee Sitting specifically set up to make recommendations on the future of 38 Oxley Road, the family home of the squabbling LKY’s three children.

      What does the Dishonourable son expect the Workers’ MPs or any MP for that matter to do? Chase after Wei Ling and Hsien Yang?

      It is crystal clear: PM LHL is guilty of abuse of power. He is terrified of going to law with his siblings as he will be exposed as the liar and recalcitrant. That will be too hard to bear!

      He thought that it was clever to call on The Ministerial Committee to oversee the issues of 38 Oxley Road KNOWING full well that the ministers in particular will speak strongly in his favour. And, they SURE did!

      PM LHL, your siblings have said that you lied. Yes, you are a liar! The fact that you are speaking in Parliament to defend yourself over the family property dispute, namely, 38 Oxley Road, instead of the court, the correct venue, is the incontrovertible proof that you have abused your power. And, in doing so, you have also demeaned The Parliament of Singapore!

      For the sake of Singapore and Singaporeans please, tolong, I beg you, RESIGN! You have brought shame to Singapore.

    2. Thomas Teo says:

      Never trust this dishonourable fucker, walk like sissy female four legged animal with his back facing up the sky. He’ll suffer soon to become vegetable n rot to death.

  23. U know what is wrong with this parliament, is all PAP singing their own song, LHY n LWL is not there to voice their view, cause they r not PAP, or so how much truth is there? With many “own ppl” backing him up, it make his siblings look bad, it look more like a brain wash to me

  24. Peter Heng says:

    The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him – Xun Zi.

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