- Title: File of Singapore PM's family ahead of a special parliament session
- Date: 3rd July 2017
- Summary: SINGAPORE (FILE - JUNE 1, 2011) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** LEE ARRIVING FOR MEETING WITH GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL LEE AND MERKEL SHAKING HANDS AND MOVING TOWARDS SEATS MEETING IN PROGRESS MERKEL LEE SINGAPORE (FILE - MARCH 25, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF LEE KUAN YEW'S CASKET AT THE ISTANA SINGAPORE PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG (3RD FROM LEFT), LEE HSIEN YANG (SIXTH FROM LEFT) WITH FAMILY MEMBERS LEE HSIEN LOONG LOOKING ON
- Embargoed: 17th July 2017 03:51
- Keywords: Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong Lee Wei Ling Lee Hsien Yang lost confidence
- Location: SINGAPORE/INTERNET/SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
- City: SINGAPORE/INTERNET/SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
- Country: Singapore
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0076O5XCUD
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- Story Text:Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was set to face questions at a special sitting of parliament on Monday (July 3) over whether he had abused his power in a dispute with his brother and sister over what to do with their late father's house.
The bad blood between the heirs of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, has gripped the country since mid-June, when the younger siblings launched a series of attacks on their elder brother in social media postings.
The prime minister will make an official statement about the matter before taking questions. Prime Minister Lee's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) controls 83 of the 89 elected seats in parliament, and lawmakers submitted their questions in writing at the end of last week.
The prime minister's younger brother and sister, Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling, allege Lee Hsien Loong has abused his power in the dispute over the old family home at 38 Oxley Road, and fear that he would use the organs of the state against them. The prime minister has consistently denied the allegations, and said he was very disappointed that they have chosen to publicise private family matters.
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