The persecuted nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Li Shengwu, posted an update on his Facebook page lambasting the dictator of abusing government resources to sue him and his mother.
Li Shengwu is currently facing contempt of court charges over a private Facebook post which pointed out the corrupted links between Singapore government and the judiciary. His mother, Lee Suet Fern, is currently facing charges for “professional misconduct” for preparing the last will of former dictator Lee Kuaw Yew without Lee Hsien Loong’s knowledge. Both are currently in self-imposed exile and residing overseas, and they face arrest charges if they were to return to Singapore.
Li Shengwu remarked in his Facebook post on Monday (Apr 1) that his Prime Minister uncle is “happy” over his persecution even though it reminds everyone of his “shameful conduct”:
“It is now one year and 8 months since this surreal mess started. One wonders how much state resources have been spent going after myself and my mother? As far as I can tell, my uncle, Lee Hsien Loong, seems quite happy with the situation, even though it reminds everyone of his shameful conduct over 38 Oxley road.”
The near-two-year-long lawsuit against Li Shengwu and his mother Lee Suet Fern, is estimated to cost the Attorney General at least S$4 million to date, with the cases being brought to beyond the High Court to the Court of Appeal. The Attorney General, Lucien Wong, is Lee Hsien Loong’s former private lawyer and a notorious crony of the dictator.
The Singapore court on Monday (Apr 1) dismissed the appeal by Li Shengwu to strike out the Attorney General’s lawsuit against him.
Li Shengwu’s father, Lee Hsien Yang, is currently in Singapore, lending his support to opposition Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s cause and activist Leong Sze Hian, who has been sued for defamation from Lee Hsien Loong.
A political solution would however turned the tables around, and Lee Hsien Loong and his cronies like Law Minister K Shanmugam could face criminal charges if they lose power in the coming General Election.