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Value of Lee Kuan Yew's home to be donated to charity

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 17:24
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The sons of the late Lee Kuan Yew have each agreed to donate half the value of 38 Oxley Road - Mr Lee's home - to charity.

THE sons of the late Lee Kuan Yew have each agreed to donate half the value of 38 Oxley Road - Mr Lee's home - to charity.

According to a joint statement from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Lee Wei Ling, and Lee Hsien Yang, the three Lee siblings said they "hope the government will allow the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew's wish for the demolition of the house to be honoured and that all Singaporeans will support their cause".

In his last will and testament dated Dec 17, 2013, Mr Lee had made clear his desire for 38 Oxley Road to be torn down. Mr Lee's younger children, as executors and trustees of their father's will, have maintained their hope that Mr Lee's wishes will be respected.

"Mr Lee Hsien Loong has recused himself from all government decisions involving 38 Oxley Road and, in his personal capacity, would also like to see this wish honoured," added the siblings' statement on Friday evening.

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