The newly-appointed Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports wrote an email to The Straits Times this week, saying, "I am not related to Mr Lee's family."
MG Chan move to clarify his family status after rumours online claim the former Chief of Army is related to the Lee family. This after a Facebook picture taken from a RazorTV video showed MG Chan standing behind the Lees at the late Mdm Kwa Geok Choo's funeral in October last year. Mdm Kwa was the wife of Lee Kuan Yew.
MG Chan later explained he was at the funeral in his official capacity as Chief of Army as the army was commissioned to honour Mdm Kwa with a ceremonial gun carriage procession.
Apart from being a new entrant into Parliament by way of a walkover for the PAP's Tanjong Pagar team led by Mr Lee Kuan Yew, MG Chan has also since been appointed Minister of State for the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts.
A post on the Young PAP Facebook page on Wednesday also quoted MG Chan as saying: "My surname is Chan and my wife's surname is Low. I don't have any close relatives with the surname Lee as far as I know."