7. The Lee Family’s Saga – Speak Your Peace Now.

by Patrick Liew on June 21, 2017

Lee Hsien Yang (LHY) and Lee Wei Ling (LWL) have not only cast doubts on the integrity of PM Lee Hsien Loong (PM) but also on some of PM’s colleagues, the government, and the way the government conducts its affairs.

Their allegations have been widely circulated in Singapore as well as in many countries.

PM has no choice but to address the allegations at the highest level of the government.

This is in line with the ruling party’s position to not only run a squeaky clean system but to also be seen to run a squeaky clean system.

PM will make a Ministerial Statement in Parliament on 3 July 2017 to address the key issues.

Meanwhile, let’s hope that PM and his siblings will be willing to seek wise counsel, mediate, and discuss issues behind closed doors.

They’ll come to a peaceful settlement for the sake of their late father, their families, and for the country.

LHY and perhaps his wife, Lee Suet Fern (LSF) and LWL should stop the potential conflicts attacks because the next chapter may be in a court of law.

That’ll be a sad day for many of us.

No sane and sensible person should wish for the saga to reach that final lose-lose-lose stage.

Nobody except perhaps the appointed lawyers will then be any wiser, healthier and happier.

During the forthcoming parliamentary proceedings, the party’s whip will be lifted.

In other words, Members of Parliament (MPs) do not have to toe the party line and vote according to the party’s position.

They are free to ask any question and probe PM to find out relevant information in order to make better-informed decisions.

The party whip has rarely been lifted.

In recent times, it has only happened during the parliamentary debates and voting on Human Organ Transplant Act and The Maintenance of Parents Act in Parliament.

This parliamentary sitting is a great opportunity to demonstrate to Singaporeans and the world at large that we have a clean and responsible government that sets the highest possible standards.

Our political leaders are willing to be transparent and be held accountable for their character, conduct and contribution.

As it is, there are people from different quarters of society that choose to believe that the parliamentary proceedings will just be a show.

MPs will not investigate the issues vigorously, and find out real concerns of their constituents and represent their heartfelt fears, doubts and aspirations in parliament.

Some of the MPs will not have the guts and gumption to raise inconvenient questions, convey brutally-honest truths and if need be, vote according to their moral conscience.

I for one am confident that this will not be the case.

Here are the questions I like to pose to the PM:

1. What have you done to contain the issues within the family and prevent them from being aired literally all over the world?

2. After the issues were raised in the public, what did you do and have continued to do to achieve a win-win-win outcome and if not, a peaceful settlement for you and your siblings and the country?

3. How did you address the abnormal circumstances behind crafting of our founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s final will and ensure validity of the final will?

4. Was there any mention about the Ministerial Committee headed by DPM Teo Chee Hean to the relevant stakeholders, including perhaps the Cabinet, MPs, key stakeholders of the Founders’ Memorial Museum, Preservation of Monuments, and National Heritage Board?

5. By appointing a Ministerial Committee headed by DPM Teo Chee Hean, how did you ensure that DPM Teo and the other committee members will not be directly or indirectly influenced by you as you are their leader and that they will not be biased in their decision-making process?

6. How were members of the Ministerial Committee being selected and what were the objectives and scope of their duties?

7. How did you ensure that by appointing a Ministerial Committee and potentially taking other initiatives, your siblings did not feel that you’re targeting and threatening them?

8. How did you further ensure that you were not involved in the government’s decision-making process about 38 Oxley Road?

9. Will you sue your siblings for defamation and if you ever have to sue them, how will you ensure that there’s no major and further damages to your leadership, the government, and the country?

10. How did you ensure that the appointments of Mr Lucien Wong and Mr Hri Kumar were based on an objective, rational, evidence-based, and meritocratic process?

11. How does Ms Ho Ching’s work impact the running of the government and country?

12. How will you ensure that in the process of addressing the issues, it will not affect the proper running of the government and of the affairs of the country and affect the addressing of current and future challenges?

13. How will the issues affect the process of attracting, grooming and deployment of the fourth generational leadership and your succession plan?

14. What are you going to do to repair the damages and rebuild confidence in your leadership and the government – both locally as well as overseas?

I’m by no means questioning the integrity of the PM and his colleagues and/or their abilities to run the government and country properly.

The above questions have been floating in public spaces and should be duly addressed to ensure that all the major files are properly closed.

My prayer and wish is that after the next parliamentary sitting, we will be more united as a people.

We will be more committed to build a brighter future for our country and for current and future generations of Singaporeans.


Related Articles:

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1. The Lee Family’s Saga – Seek Peace And Be A Peace Maker – Within The Family And Without.

2. The Lee Family’s Saga – Take A Helicopter View

3. The Lee Family’s Saga – The Prime Minister’s Dilemma

4. The Lee Family’s Saga -What Would Mr & Mrs Lee Kuan Yew Have Done?

5. The Lee Family’s Saga – Questioning The Prime Minister’s Motives

6. The Lee Family’s Saga – 38 Oxley Road

7. The Lee Family’s Saga – Speak Your Peace Now.


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