Why did National Heritage Board’s CEO take more than 2 years to discover ‘clerical error’?

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On 22 June, Lee Hsien Yang posted a Facebook message revealing that while Lee Kuan Yew was entered into hospital on 5 Feb 2015, fighting for his live in ICU, Ho Ching, the daughter-in-law, instructed someone to take Lee’s belongings from his residence at Oxley Road the next day (6 Feb 2015).

The items were handed over to National Heritage Board’s (NHB) on the same day when they were taken out from LKY’s residence. NHB listed Ho Ching as the PMO’s point of contact.

The media then made further enquiries with NHB and last night, NHB quickly clarified that the actual collection date of the items was 6 April 2015 (after LKY’s death in March) and not “6 Feb 2015”. It added that it was a “clerical error” that had led to the wrong date being recorded in the cited list.

In reply, Hsien Yang said that NHB’s statement of “clerical error” was “even more troubling” as by then, LKY has already passed away and permission must be obtained from Hsien Yang and Wei Ling to remove any belongings of their father as they are the official executors of their father’s estate.

“By LKY’s will, the estate’s residual items, such as personal documents, fall under the absolute discretion of the executors Wei Ling and myself. Unapproved removal of these items, even by a beneficiary, constitutes both theft and intermeddling,” he said.

“Ho Ching is not an executor or a beneficiary to our father’s estate. We also still do not understand how she is a proper contact representative for the PMO,” Hsien Yang added,. Ho Ching does not hold any government positions.

“It is deeply troubling that someone can represent the PMO despite holding no official position,” he said.

NHB is a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and Lawrence Wong was the Minister in charge of MCCY when it received the items. Lee Hsien Yang also identified Lawrence as the Minister who communicated with him about the ‘secret’ committee and he also brushed off questions about K Shanmugam’s involvement in committee.

The CEO of NHB at that time, Rosa Huey Daniel, was also concurrently the Deputy Secretary (Culture) under the Ministry headed by Lawrence Wong. Mrs Daniel became the CEO of the National Arts Council (NAC) in March this year, but she still holds the concurrent appointment under MCCY, overseeing policy formulation and implementation in the arts and culture sector.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosa-huey-daniel-8318a7123/?ppe=1

In the ongoing bitter spat between the children of Lee Kuan Yew, Mr Lee Hsien Yang earlier released a lawyer letter, raising questions if his brother had abused his position as Prime Minister in the matters relating to the house at Oxley Road.

Lee Hsien Loong's personal lawyer, Lucien Wong, wrote to us on 12 June 2015 to demand the NHB Deed of Gift. Only hours…

Posted by Lee Hsien Yang on Monday, 19 June 2017

The letter released was from Mr Lucien Wong, who is now the Attorney-General. Mr Wong was then acting as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s personal lawyer.

Mr Wong acting for PM Lee questioned the Lees’ Deed of Gift made in favour of National Heritage Board (NHB). Mr Lee said that Mr Wong had on 12 June 2015, written to the siblings of PM Lee demanding the NHB Deed of Gift, but that he wrote another letter hours later on the same date saying: “our client has since received a copy of the Deed of Gift dated 8 June 2015 from NHB.”

The letter from Mr wong questioned the restrictions Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling placed on NHB for displaying the items and furnitures from 38 Oxley Road. They required NHB to mention Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s demolition wish when displaying the items given from his house. According to Mr Lee, PM Lee objected to this.

Questioning if PM Lee obtained the Deed Gift in his public or personal capacity, Mr Lee said: “Did LHL (Lee Hsien Loong) acquire the Deed of Gift in his public capacity, or his private capacity? If in his public capacity, to use this in his personal legal disputes is a clear abuse of authority. If in his private capacity, how can other private citizens go about acquiring confidential deeds of gift from the NHB?”

Lawrence has since replied to Lee Hsien Yang saying: “The Prime Minister was given the deed in his official capacity. If Mr Lee Hsien Loong had asked for the information in his private capacity, he would have been entitled to know about the exhibition and the items from the estate, given his position as the eldest son of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and beneficiary of the estate.”

<NHB Deed of Gift> I plan to speak on this in Parliament on 3 July, and clear the air on the matter, as I was then the…

Posted by Lawrence Wong on Friday, 23 June 2017

Mr Lee in responding to Lawrence Wong said that the Minister “is not telling the whole truth.”

“He omits to mention that the deed of gift was signed with the CEO of NHB on the evening of 8 Jun 2015,” Mr Lee added.

Lawrence Wong in his Facebook post is not telling the whole truth. He omits to mention that the deed of gift was signed…

Posted by Lee Hsien Yang on Friday, 23 June 2017

Incidentally, the current CEO of NHB is Chang Hwee Nee, wife of Minister Heng Swee Keat.

Minister Heng Swee Keat’s wife to become NHB CEO – conflict of interest?

It’s not known if Hsien Yang will be making any police reports regarding the alleged illegal removal of belongings from Lee Kuan Yew’s residence.

Source: WWMGFTR

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59 comments

  1. Why did NHB took 2 years? Because they are so effective and efficient Govt systems that always boast they were fast and reliable govt. lol. They took 2 years to be reliable

  2. And who is Rosa Daniel the ceo of NHB? Wife of Patrick Daniel. And who is Patrick Daniel . Just read this “SPH’s deputy CEO Patrick Daniel, 63, will retire on Sept 1 but he will continue as a part-time consultant, assisting new CEO Ng Yat Chung in managing some SPH subsidiaries and projects.” Apparently Rosa Daniel been screwing up in a number of other very high positions in goverment before this n they thot, heh…maybe put her in a some safe place where she cannot cause much damage. However, little did they know …lol..there is no safe place!

  3. I am highly concerned about this overused word “meritocracy” that is spelled out at every given moment in the civil service. There appears to be a ‘family-like’ network, extremely inter-related, interdependent and the public may feel some interference occurring. I truly don’t know wot else to make of wot I am seeing. Tis is frightful.

  4. Johnny Ang says:

    We don’t entrust our money for her to invest. She will screw up our hard earn money and make us suffer through unnecessary taxes. Please ask her to resign

  5. This is wat happens when someone is greedy, we cant do anything about it, but there is such a thing called truth n karma..
    Lets wait n see wat n how the saga continues….

  6. Because NHB staff thought this “wrong date” matter is a non-issue since Ho Ching is PM wife and it alright to take instructions fm her. The PMO is like the Lee family owned company.
    THE LINE BETWEEN PRIVATE AND OFFICIAL IS BLURRED UNDER 58 YRS OF PAP RULE.

  7. WH Wong says:

    Well connected networks and holding multiple positions but no conflict of interests what so ever and confidentiality is always as good as a sieve which allows the “right” data to go through depending on the size of gate keeper.

  8. AK Tan says:

    There’s a Chinese saying 清官难断家务事 … sister-in-law pack up after father-in-law passed away … then brother-in-law says sister-in-law is stealing … there don’t seem to be right or wrong

    1. There is a very clear and wrong because this is not a family matter when one used PMO and has nothing to do with it officially.

      If I’m not wrong, late Mrs Lee was very clear in such things.

  9. Cai Lee says:

    It not a secreat HC is PM wife she can represent anyone as long as within the Government organisations. Else why she was appointed as Chairman in many SG companies despite her performances is southward whereever she lead.

  10. Zyan Tan says:

    * * Forward below message on the Facebook of GCT, MParader a few times but rejected by the admin of the Facebook. I place here so that fellow citizens will like to know. Thanks.

    Dear GCT,

    Can verify those websites below where the episode has been published in physical book – page 150, etc (Not just a picture with a quote next to it!) since you are present in the actual incident:

    http://sgforums.com/forums/10/topics/424390

    http://singaporedesk.blogspot.sg/2011/02/too-hard-to-swallow.html

    http://itsakulah.blogspot.sg/2011/06/two-articles-below-are-posted-on-this.html

    Hopefully either LHL or GCT can comment on the above episode as both are present during the above incident for the ‘coming parliament hearing’ on 3 July 2017. Millions of fellow citizens will like to know the truth where official Public Apology should be forward to the victim(s) including Current President Tony Tan during such parliament hearing.

    In the end to enable both Dr Tony Tan and Dr Tan Cheng Bock to be ‘eligible’ for coming Presidential election yet again.

    1. Zyan Tan says:

      Hi Adeline,

      U can read the book – pg 150. Available foc online or can easily borrow from international library. Singapore Central Main Library should have one copy for reference only. The news are controlled by local media.

    2. @Zyan Tan
      I heard the news that Dr Tony Tan and Dhanabalan resigned, then within a short span, Long was diagnosed with cancer, he pleaded with Dr Tony Tan and Dhanabalan to reinstate their post!
      Heard from a senior Reverend that Loong slapped Dhanabalan!

  11. Mdm Ho’s post is reproduced below:
    Dear Yang,
    I was away from 31 January night till 7 Feb evening, when I went with Loong to Germany and Spain for his official and working visits. I was not in Singapore on 6 Feb.
    In any case, there would not be any reason for me to rummage or tidy up papa’s things when he was in the hospital – that is not me nor my values.
    However, you may remember that after papa’s funeral, you went off with Fern for a break in Japan or somewhere. I began tidying up the house, cleaning up stuff in the basement, and organizing items, dogsbody work as I mentioned to you before, which I couldn’t see Ling or Fern doing. This was what I had also done at papa’s request after mama’s death. Ling was in Oxley, and I had kept her posted, while trying not to intrude into her grieving.
    It was in the middle of those two first weeks of April, tidying up the house after papa’s death, that I came across small interesting items which I thought were significant in papa’s life. I explained to Loong about a puzzling telegram about a Battleship arrival. Loong immediately knew its significance, and identified 4 items that he thought it would be useful to lend to NHB which was organizing an exhibition on papa’s life. These included the Battleship telegram and the John Laycock letter, which would be related to what papa did during the Postmen’s strike. I arranged to do so through the PMO, emphasizing to NHB that these items belonged to the estate and must be returned.
    During that period, I had also done things like organising papa’s ties, and you confirmed that you were agreeable for NHB to come and pick what they wanted – they mostly wanted the relevant ties to match what papa wore during various historical events.
    After the will was read on 12 April, I again kept both you and Ling posted on all that I had done including the 4 items loaned to NHB. In fact, I was in the basement working with the maids, when I was asked to join you and Fern, as well as Loong and Ling, for the reading of the will.
    You may wish to check your email records to refresh your memory on the various updates that I had given you during those 2 weeks.
    I hope that whatever you are upset about, you will have the heart to remember what papa and mama would have wanted most for the family and for Singapore.

    Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ho-ching-responds-to-lee-hsien-yang-regarding-lee-kuan-yew-s-8972734

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    2. Why ppl got no freedom to put up news? Why must stop ppl n using evil word? Since those bastards dare to use evil words I shall use back on them.

    3. Alex Lim U KPO what? From the beginning 2 bastards call ppl bitch for putting up the news. Who ever is the evil trouble makers n KPO shall get the curse! This is the law from heaven!

    4. Shimon Keng , U r Mother fucking Satan’s evil son, mind your own Fucking evil business bcos u will face curse n death very soon! U dare to challenge come lor see how u going to survive the curse from hell looking for u n ur family day n night from now on. U r CURSED forever from now! Hell fire shall burn u n ur family to death soon! U will die early n go to hell fire very soon! Bakaobaken!

    5. Shimon Keng , U r Mother fucking Satan’s evil son, mind your own Fucking evil business bcos u will face curse n death very soon! U dare to challenge come lor see how u going to survive the curse from hell looking for u n ur family day n night from now on. U r CURSED forever from now! Hell fire shall burn u n ur family to death soon! U will die early n go to hell fire very soon! Bakaobaken!

    6. Shimon Keng U r Mother fucking Satan’s evil son, mind your own Fucking evil business bcos u will face curse n death very soon! U dare to challenge come lor see how u going to survive the curse from hell looking for u n ur family day n night from now on. U r CURSED forever from now! Hell fire shall burn u n ur family to death soon! U will die early n go to hell fire very soon! Bakaobaken!

    7. Gbee G Chen, U r Mother fucking Satan’s evil son, mind your own Fucking evil business bcos u will face curse n death very soon! U dare to challenge come lor see how u going to survive the curse from hell looking for u n ur family day n night from now on. U r CURSED forever from now! Hell fire shall burn u n ur family to death soon! U will die early n go to hell fire very soon! Bakaobaken!

    8. Shimon Keng u are such a fucking evil Satan’s son bcos u uses vulgar launguage n behind u put Amen u think this words can protect u? No way! It will curse u double time n bring u to hell fire!

    9. Shimon Keng Earlier on u F off from my page now u come back barking like a evil mad Satan’s dog. Son of a Satan’s u will sway n bad luck follow u forever guarantee!

    10. Shimon Keng Mother fucking Satan’s evil son, mind your own Fucking evil business bcos u will face curse n death very soon! U dare to challenge come lor see how u going to survive the curse from hell looking for u n ur family day n night from now on. U r CURSED forever from now! Hell fire shall burn u n ur family to death soon! U will die early n go to hell fire very soon! Bakaobaken!

    11. Mother fucking Gbee Chen,mind your own Fucking evil business bcos u will face curse n death very soon! U dare to challenge come lor see how u going to survive the curse from hell looking for u n ur family. U r CURSED. Amen.

    12. Be very fear bcos u n ur family will meet darkness n curse! U another son of a evil Satan’s son n a fucking bitch! U will have to kiss n lick Kong Hee anus when the time u meet curse n hell!

    13. Mind ur own Fucking evil business bcos u will face curse n death soon! U dare to challenge come lor see how u going to survive the curse from hell looking for u n ur family. Haha..

    14. Johnny Ang u son of the evil KPO bitch! How dare u to says that I shall be curse to death soon! Kong Hee can F u to death! Hope u die soon before he’s release!

    15. Johnny Ang says:

      You are adding insult to your injury. Heaven and Hell has no place for you , only Kong Hee can help you. Hope you survive before he is release

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    Thomas Loh ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    When 1 tries to fabricate a story there are bound to have loopholes. So the only way is to look for scrap goats & say it is subordinate error.A truth is a truth & cannot be shaken. It is whether the 70% want to believe or not depends on their mentality.Truth always stay as it is. But lies can easily be shaken upon further investigations.

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