Lee Hsien Yang said he is taking issue with how his brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is “flip-flopping” about their late father Lee Kuan Yew’s wish to demolish the 38 Oxley Road house, in a Facebook post on Tuesday (20 June).
Hsien Yang’s post was in response to a statement made by PM Lee on Monday where the prime minister apologised for the family feud which he said had affected Singapore’s reputation and Singaporeans’ confidence in the Government.
In his video statement, PM Lee said, “My father left the property at 38 Oxley Road to me as part of my equal share of his estate, but my siblings were not happy about this. I tried to deal with their unhappiness privately.
“I offered to transfer 38 Oxley Rd to my sister for a nominal $1. Unfortunately that offer failed. I then sold the house to my brother at a fair market valuation, and donated all my proceeds to charity.”
However, Hsien Yang refuted PM Lee’s claim. In his Facebook post, Hsien Yang said, “Wei Ling and I never had any objection to LHL receiving an equal share of the estate. We object to LHL’s flip-flopping about Lee Kuan Yew’s demolition wish.
“We asked a simple question, that he has refused to answer for a week: Was our father, Lee Kuan Yew, unwavering in his demolition wish? Yes or no?”