Monday, 11 April 2016

PM Lee vs Lee Wei Ling ... "Damn if you do, damned if you don't"

Poor PM Lee Hsien Loong found himself in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" position yesterday (10 April). 

Some may feel he should have kept this a family matter and not rebutted his sister in public. 

Others may think that as Prime Minister, he is answerable to Singaporeans as well.

It is very sad this ended up a public feud, but she forced his hand by calling him a "dishonourable son", and of establishing a dynasty. In the end, he chose to be accountable and upfront with Singaporeans.  

It is not easy for him - he also has to balance between his role as a son, a brother, and the Prime Minister of Singapore. Whether or not he agreed with how the commemoration was done, he respected the wishes of Singaporeans to commemorate the first death anniversary of our founding father. Mr Lee is her father, but he was also more than just that. I do not think that it is right for her to deny Singaporeans the chance to pay their respects should they wish to, and to belittle their wishes. 

By making those damaging statements, she gave PM very little choice and caused him pain and embarrassment. 

Whether or not it was an emotional outburst or calculated move on her part, she must know that her father and brother aren't ordinary Singaporeans

And she cannot expect to be treated like any other sister in a family squabble when the shit hits the fan.

Dr Lee Wei Ling FB post

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