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Li Shengwu might get in trouble for his critical comment about Singapore’s court system

Coconuts logo Coconuts 17/7/2017

After weeks of publicly backing up his dad and aunt in the whole family feud with his uncle — none other than Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong himself — Li Shengwu might have gone a wee bit out of line by making allegations about Singapore’s “pliant court system”.

The 32-year-old Harvard academic may have realized his mistake by deleting his Facebook post, but the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) aren’t letting it go so easily. According to various media reports, the AGC is aware of the post and are looking into the matter.

On Saturday, Li posted a link to a Wall Street Journal piece regarding the blown up family tiff over 38 Oxley Road, the home of the late Lee Kuan Yew. Calling the saga a “political crisis”, he also points out that the international media is constrained by Singapore’s “very litigious” government and a “pliant” court system.

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Li’s now deleted Facebook post. Photo: Facebook screengrab via The Independent SG

Li’s post comes as a new development in the squabble within the family just after his dad, Lee Hsien Yang, and his aunt, Dr Li Wei Ling, initiated a ceasefire of accusations against their brother, PM Lee. The PM’s nephew has been a strong voice among the third generation of the Lee family, making statements to the media and on his Facebook page alleging that his uncle is indeed abusing his power in the course of deciding what to do with 38 Oxley Road.

PM Lee has insisted in Parliament that he won’t be taking his siblings to court over their accusations — it’d “besmirch” their parents’ names and create further “distraction and distress” to Singaporeans, he says — but it’s unclear if such leniency will be practiced with his own nephew.

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Photo: Li Shengwu / Facebook © Provided by Coconuts Media Limited li shengwu

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