[Contributed by Ong] I just watched the debate between Shanmugam and Leong Mun Wai. Yet I’m still unsure about whether it’s right to say that Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Suet Fern have absconded. I also don’t understand how this issue is of public interest.
The discussion went on for hours, yet there is still no clarity on the matter. I find myself questioning whether being investigated necessarily means being a criminal. In Singapore, if you are a suspect, does that mean you’re automatically a criminal? If not, then why am I of the impression that Shanmugam used this “investigated = criminal” reasoning to explain “absconded”?
Moreover, I’m also not sure if this case is truly of public interest.
As a citizen, I feel that the dispute over Oxley Road has nothing to do with me. What happens to the Lees doesn’t affect my life at all. I understand that they are public figures and that their actions may have some impact on the country, but at the same time, I don’t think their family feud is something that should be debated in Parliament.
It seems that there is a lot of confusion and speculation around this case, with different sides offering their own versions of events. As an ordinary Singaporean, it’s difficult to know who or what to believe. Honestly, I also don’t really care. I can’t help but wonder if the government is using this case to distract from more pressing issues that affect the lives of ordinary citizens.
Overall, I feel disappointed that after hours of debate, there is still so much uncertainty around this case.
I hope that the government will provide more clarity and transparency on this matter. Singaporeans deserve to know, so that they can have a better understanding of what is truly of public interest.