The children of the late Lee Kuan Yew have reiterated that their father's desire for his former home to be demolished should be honoured.
In a joint statement posted on Facebook, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Dr Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang noted that it was the late Lee's wish that the house at 38 Oxley Road be demolished once Dr Lee ceases to live in it.
Separately, both PM Lee and his brother have each agreed to donate half the value of the pre-war Oxley Road house to the charities named in the late Lee's obituary notice.
The Lee siblings hope that the government will allow the demolition of the house to be carried out, and that "all Singaporeans will support their cause".
PM Lee added that he has "recused himself from all government decisions involving 38 Oxley Road and, in his personal capacity, would also like to see this wish honoured".
In April this year, PM Lee had said, "If and when Dr Lee Wei Ling no longer lives in the house, Mr Lee has stated his wishes as to what then should be done. At that point, speaking as a son, I would like to see these wishes carried out. However, it will be up to the Government of the day to consider the matter.”
Former Prime Minister Lee, who died in March this year, had written in his will that if the house could not be demolished due to any changes in the law, "it is my wish that the House never be opened to others except my children".