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Old 16-07-2017, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default Singapore protest demands inquiry into PM family feud

Hundreds of Singaporeans staged a rare protest Saturday calling for an independent inquiry into a bitter family feud between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings.

The rally at a designated free-speech corner in the strictly controlled city-state was the first public protest since the feud burst into the open on June 14.

The prime minister's younger siblings, Hsien Yang, 60, and Wei Ling, 62, have accused him of nepotism and abuse of power in a row that has prompted outrage on social media.

The spat is centred on a dispute about plans for their late father's home, a century-old bungalow.

Lee Kuan Yew, who is widely credited with transforming Singapore from a British colony to one of Asia's wealthiest countries, stated in his will that he wants the house torn down to avoid the building of a personality cult around him.

But the prime minister's siblings say their brother is attempting to block the house's demolition to capitalise on their father's legacy for his own political agenda, including grooming his own son as a future leader.

Lee, 65, has denied the allegations but said he would not sue his siblings.

Organisers estimated the number of protesters at 600, but an AFP reporter counted around 300.

Protest leader Gilbert Goh said he and his fellow supporters were calling for a more transparent government and for an independent inquiry to be set up to look into the allegations against the prime minister.

A banner hanging on a stage read: "Singapore belongs to Singaporeans and not to the Familee", referring to the Lee family, which has provided two out of three of Singapore's premiers in the five decades since independence.
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Old 16-07-2017, 11:07 AM   #2
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The last speaker, a lawyer, pretty eloquent speaker
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Old 16-07-2017, 01:42 PM   #3
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Maybe LHL should hold a clarification session at Hong Lim Park too ??
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Aiyo, later kena sue until pants drop
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Old 16-07-2017, 05:19 PM   #6
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I was there yesterday to listen to their views. Just in time to catch Tan Kin Lian talking.
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Old 16-07-2017, 07:28 PM   #7
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The last speaker, a lawyer, pretty eloquent speaker
I think you are talking abt Lim Thean who left NSP liao.
He is eloquent but don't why he always bunny hop fr party to party.
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I think you are talking abt Lim Thean who left NSP liao.
He is eloquent but don't why he always bunny hop fr party to party.
That's ok so long as he doesn't hop to PAP.........
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Strangely, it was reported that there were absence of SPF. With speeches against the PM, such gathering would get our home team at full atention. However, not in this case. Very very strange.
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one need balls to do that.
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