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WP's Low questions conflicts of roles, says Lee family saga not Korean drama show

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Low Thia Khiang, leader of the Workers' Party (WP) in Singapore, said on Monday that the Lee family feud is not a Korean drama show and affects the credibility of the city-state.

LOW Thia Khiang, leader of the Workers' Party (WP) in Singapore, said on Monday that the Lee family feud is not a Korean drama show and affects the credibility of the city-state.

Mr Low also questioned in Parliament the conflicting roles played by K Shanmugam, Singapore's Minister of Law, and Lucien Wong, the Attorney General.

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Mr Low noted that Mr Shanmugam, who is a close friend of the late Lee Kuan Yew and the Lee family, is now part of the Ministerial Committee set up to look at the options for the late Mr Lee's home at 38 Oxley Road.

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He also noted that Mr Wong was the personal lawyer to Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and "is now advising the government and Cabinet on matters related to the house".

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Mr Low said the roles of Mr Shanmugam and Mr Wong have to be clarified, and that the line between private and public roles be restored.

"(Are) their current positions still tenable?'' he asked.

"This is not Korean drama show. It affects the credibility of the country,'' Mr Low said.

For more stories on the Lee family feud, go to bt.sg/leefeud

 

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