Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (April 2) wrote on Facebook that he has read and “accepted” the ministerial committee’s report regarding the house at 38 Oxley Road.
“Speaking as a son, I accept the Committee’s conclusion on what my father’s wishes were regarding the house at 38 Oxley Road, and the range of options it has laid out,” said PM Lee, who reiterated that he had recused himself from dealing with the issue.
The ministerial committee for the old family home of the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew released a 21-page report earlier on Monday, outlining three broad options for the property at 38 Oxley Road.
“As the Committee pointed out, there is no need to make a decision now. My sister is still living there, and is likely to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.
“I hope that when the time comes to decide on what to do with the house, this report will help the Government of the day to make an informed decision that both respects my father’s wishes and is in the public interest,” he added.
The fate of the house was the centre of a public family spat last June, when Dr Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang – younger siblings of PM Lee – accused their brother of abusing his power to prevent the house from being demolished as per the late Lee’s final will.
Yahoo News Singapore has reached out to Hsien Yang for comment.