City-State, independent since 1965 under the influence of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore is a country that is politically unclassifiable. Some compare it to a “dictatorship” soft “, others to a country that is ” authoritarian “. Very few speak of “democracy” when they refer to the third richest country in the world. Despite political opposition – the Workers ‘ Party (centre-left) – this, the majority party that is the People’s Action Party (PAP) dominates since independence. Lee Kuan Yew was Prime minister from 1959 to 1990 and, in 2004, his son Lee Hsien Loong is elected.
Since Wednesday morning, his authority is eroded. In a letter titled “What happened to the values of Lee Kuwan Yew,” the brother and the sister of the Prime minister and explain that they do not “recognize them” and that they are “worried and scared” for their country. The younger brother Lee Hsien Yang would have even decided to leave Singapore for fear of reprisals against his family. The accusers are wondering about the true motivations of their elder and criticize his wife – president of the largest industrial group of singapore Temasek Holdings – Ho Ching to be ubiquitous. For them, the Prime minister’s wife does not look like a first lady, as it invades the political space of singapore. The sister of Lee Hsien Loong speaks the same atmosphere orwellienne, referring to Big Brother.
Lee Hsien Loong expressed his ” deep sadness “
The Prime minister and his wife are also pinned to a history of legacy. At the death of their father, Lee Kuan Yew, the family house – mythical mansion located at 38 Oxley Road – had to be destroyed, according to the wishes of the latter. The younger brother and sister have accepted it, but Lee Hsien Loong has been pushing, according to the letter, to keep the house in order to live there with his wife. The accusers spoke of pressures and threats having been made against them, including the top of the State, exceeding the framework of the family.
In the Face of this onslaught, the Prime minister responded on Facebook that he felt betrayed and disappointed and that family feuds should remain private. Lee Hsien Loong also expressed his “deep sadness” in the face of the memory defiled his father and adds that he will continue to govern the country ” honest and meritocratic “. The Prime minister does not seem, for the moment, weakened by this story, saying it was supported by Singaporeans.