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PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong believes he has a "strong case" against his two siblings, if he decided to sue them or take legal action against them for their allegations.
"In normal circumstances, in fact, in any other imaginable circumstance but this, I would surely sue because the accusation of the abuse of power is a very grave one, however baseless it may be," he told Parliament in a ministerial statement to address allegations that he had abused his power.
Mr Lee said the attacks are not just on him, but on the integrity of the whole government. He added, however, that suing his own brother and sister in court would "further besmirch" their parents' names.
"At the end of the day, we are brothers and sister, and we are all our parents' children. It would also drag out the process for years, and cause more distraction and distress to Singaporeans. Therefore, fighting this out in court cannot be my preferred choice," he said.
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