Singapore Prime Minster Lee Hsien Loong younger siblings have launched personal and political attack on the Prime Minister. They said they have lost confidence in him as a leader and accusing their “big brother omnipresent” of abusing his power.
In a Facebook posts, two of PM Lee Hsien Loong’s siblings accused him of going against their late father Lee Kuan Yew’s wishes and abusing his power.
The prime minister, a popular leader, strongly denied all the allegations.
But the row has shocked many in the city-state, where the Lees, widely considered Singapore’s “First Family”, are held in high regard.
It is believed that their criticism appeared to focus on a dispute over the fate of the family home, the influence of the first lady on government, and allegations that the prime minister had unannounced political ambitions for his son.
The extraordinary display of criticism rushed through social media in Singapore, where open criticism of political leaders is discouraged and can lead to prison sentences.
The Late Lee Kuan Yew was the prime minister of Singapore when it reluctantly became independent in 1965, and is credited with steering its rapid economic and political transformation.
The general reaction of the citizens of Singapore is shock and dismay at the family feud spilling out in public once again.