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Pm Lee’s Position Untenable

Singaporeans have been transfixed by the ongoing war of words between the children of the late former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (LKY). While there have been much said by both sides, one thing the two parties agree on is this: the dispute, or feud, is no longer a “petty” family affair. “The main message is not Hsien Yang & I fearing what PM will do to us,” Dr Lee Wei Ling, daughter of LKY said in a Facebook post on 15 June, a day after the explosive statement she and her brother, Lee Hsien Yang, released which set off the chain of attacks on PM Lee. “The most important point I want to put across is if PM can misuse his official power to abuse his siblings who can fight back, what else can he do to ordinary citizens,” Dr Lee said. PM Lee himself agreed that the matter was no longer about private family disagreements. “These allegations go beyond private and personal matters, and extend to the conduct of my office and the integrity of the Government,” PM Lee said in a statement posted on the PMO website on 19 June. Indeed, Lee Hsien Yang’s allegations have been…