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How Lee Hsien Yang almost caused Lee Wei Ling to be evicted from 38 Oxley Road

Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching, had actually prevented the eviction by stepping in, in support of Wei Ling.

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Lee Wei Ling, being unmarried, has stayed in 38 Oxley Road since the time when her father, Lee Kuan Yew was still alive. In her Facebook post published June 15, she alleged that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife, Ho Ching were unhappy with her residence at the house.

After that will of 19 August 2011 (the first will), Hsien Loong and Ho Ching were unhappy that I had been given a right to live at the original house at 38 Oxley Road. They pushed and persuaded my father very hard on this issue. This eventually resulted in 2012 in my losing my right to stay in the house and my share of my father’s estate being reduced to only a life interest.

What’s interesting to note here was that:

  • Wei Ling believes Hsien Loong and Ho Ching colluded to persuade Kuan Yew to forfeit her shares
  • Wei Ling believes that Hsien Loong and Ho Ching were unhappy with Wei Ling’s right to live in the house

We have so far examined the first point on whether Hsien Loong and Ho Ching was implicit in this case: Here’s why Lee Kuan Yew removed Lee Wei Ling’s share of the estate in it’s entirety

On the next point, here’s what Hsien Loong  said in his statutory declaration:

At the reading, LHY repeatedly insisted on the immediate demolition of the House. I said that such a move so soon after Mr Lee’s passing…That discussion only ended when HC intervened to ask LWL if she wanted to continue living in the House. LWL said she did, which made the question of demolition moot. LHY then stopped insisting on the immediate demolition of the House.

Hsien Loong asserted that his brother, Hsien Yang himself had insisted on the demolition of the house a month after Kuan Yew’s death. This would put Wei Ling at the risk of being evicted.

It was only after the intervention by Ho Ching did Hsien Yang stopped insisting on the immediate demolition of the house, further suggesting that Ho Ching had actually prevented the eviction by stepping in, in support of Wei Ling.

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