Singapore PM to address Parliament on late father’s home

 |Jul 3, 2017
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. – File pic credit MCI by Terence Tan via Facebook Lee Hsien Loong.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is scheduled to deliver a ministerial statement in Parliament today pertaining to his late father Lee Kuan Yew’s house at Oxley Road and refute charges against him and the government.

“Making a Ministerial Statement in Parliament today, on 38 Oxley Road and the allegations against me and the government,” he posted on his Facebook page.

It was made to understand that besides the ministerial statement, Lee will be asked five oral questions on the matter during the sitting that convened at 11am.

Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Teo Chee Hean, will deliver a ministerial statement on the ministerial committee on 38 Oxley Road.

In his statement of June 19 related to the house, Lee noted that all MPs will have the opportunity to raise questions for themselves and their constituents.

Lee had even instructed that the People’s Action Party (PAP) whip be lifted.

He urged all MPs, including the non-PAP MPs, to examine the issues thoroughly and question him and his Cabinet colleagues vigorously.

Lee said he hoped that the full, public airing in Parliament would dispel any doubts that have been planted and strengthen confidence in the institutions and system of government.

He had earlier apologised to Singaporeans for the public dispute between him and his siblings which centred mostly on the home of the founding father of Singapore. – Bernama