PM Lee Hsien Loong denies siblings' allegations, is "deeply saddened"

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has denied his siblings’ allegations regarding his agenda in relation to their father’s home on 38 Oxley Road, saying he is “very disappointed” by their decision to publicise private family matters.

In a Facebook post, Lee called his brother Hsien Yang and sister Wei Ling’s assertion that he has “political ambitions” for his son Hongyi an “absurd claim”.

Early on Wednesday morning (14 June), the prime minister’s siblings issued a statement saying that they had “no confidence” in their brother. They recounted their dispute with their elder brother over their late father Lee Kuan Yew’s estate at 38 Oxley Road and added that their father’s values are “being eroded by his own son”.

Lee said, “My siblings’ statement has hurt our father’s legacy. While siblings may have differences, I believe that any such differences should stay in the family. I will do my utmost to continue to do right by my parents. At the same time, I will continue serving Singaporeans honestly and to the best of my ability.”

The Prime Minister, who is presently on overseas leave, said that he would consider the matter further upon his return.

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