Highlights: Day 2 of Parliament discussions on 38 Oxley Road dispute

Highlights: Day 2 of Parliament discussions on 38 Oxley Road dispute

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivering a ministerial statement on the Oxley Road dispute in Parliament on Monday (Jul 3).

SINGAPORE: The allegations of abuse of power that were levelled against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong by his siblings have been answered, Mr Lee told Parliament on Tuesday (Jul 4) at the end of a two-day debate amid a public spat over their late father Lee Kuan Yew's home at 38 Oxley Road.

PM Lee and Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean delivered ministerial statements on the issue on Monday, with the Prime Minister stating that his father accepted a proposal for the property to be renovated and redeveloped if the house could not be demolished as he wished.

Members of Parliament (MPs) from both the People's Action Party (PAP) and the opposition Workers' Party (WP), as well as Nominated MPs, made their sentiments known during the debate session. 

In his closing statement, PM Lee noted that no MPs had stood behind the allegations made against him and the Government. He also called for unity in the wake of the debate, and for all to get back to work tackling the challenges facing Singapore as a nation. 


Source: CNA/kk