The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is looking into a Facebook post by Mr Li Shengwu, the elder son of Mr Lee Hsien Yang, that criticised the Republic's court system over the weekend. Photo: Facebook/Li Shengwu, TODAY file
SINGAPORE – The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is looking into a Facebook post by Mr Li Shengwu, the elder son of Mr Lee Hsien Yang, that criticised the Republic's court system over the weekend.
On Saturday (July 15), Mr Li, a Harvard academic, posted a link to a Wall Street Journal article on the 38 Oxley Road dispute involving his father, his aunt Dr Lee Wei Ling and his uncle Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
He described the article as a “good” summary, and likened the public disagreements over his late grandfather’s house as a "political crisis".
In the same post, which has since been deleted, Mr Li added a second link to a New York Times commentary alleging media censorship in Singapore, published in April 03, 2010 and wrote: “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.”
In response to media queries, an AGC spokesperson said: “AGC is aware of the post and is looking into the matter.”
This is not the first time that Mr Li has commented on the family dispute over the Oxley Road house.
Last month, he said on Facebook that over the last few years, his immediate family had become increasingly worried about what he alleged as a lack of checks on abuse of power.
In a subsequent post, he said that he did not intend to go into politics, adding: “I believe that it would be bad for Singapore if any third-generation Lee went into politics. The country must be bigger than one family.”
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