Li Shengwu: I will not continue to participate in the proceedings against me

Through a Facebook post on Wednesday (22 Jan), the grandson of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew – Li Shengwu – gave an update of his legal battle and suggested that he would not defend himself against the charges for “scandalising the judiciary” over a private Facebook post.

Back in August 2017, the Attorney-General’s Chambers had brought contempt of court charges against Li, as his Facebook post had suggested that the Singapore government was “very litigious” and made some comments that questioned the independence of the courts.

Li then hired top British lawyer Lord David Pannick in September 2019 to defend his case, which he claims has been continuing “for years, and during that time the AGC has submitted thousands of pages of legal documents over one paragraph on social media”.

He explained that the AGC had applied to “strike out parts of [his] own defense affidavit, with the result that they will not be considered at the trial” and had “they demanded that these parts be sealed in the court record, so that the public cannot know what the removed parts contain”.

The Harvard Professor felt that this was “not an isolated incident, but part of a broader pattern of unusual conduct by the AGC. For instance, when arguing jurisdiction in the court of appeals, the AGC argued that a new piece of legislation should be retroactively applied… The court saw it as unfair for the new legislation to apply retrospectively”.

He then said that he would “not continue to participate in the proceedings against him” and will not “ dignify the AGC’s conduct by [his] participation”.

Li finsished off by saying that he had removed his cousin Li Hongyi, the son of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, from his Facebook friends list.

 

 

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33 Responses to “Li Shengwu: I will not continue to participate in the proceedings against me”

  • Judiciary on trial on POFMA:

    The POFMA court case involving SDP and Josephine Teo is relevant to Li Shengyu’s case. A court decision against SDP will likely convince many people that he is right.

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  • The Other Hard Truths:

    Anyone heard of Scoundrelizing the Judiciary? It is a phenomenon where scoundrels get into the judiciary system, and totally taint it with their perverted judgement.

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  • TruBlu:

    Sgs must uphold TRUTH n stand against any form of FASLEHOOD or we will eventually become truly THIRD WORLD TYPE of people.

    Law application must be just.
    Judges must be upright if we intend to become FIRST WORLD ARBITRATION CENTRE.

    We should uncover all wrongful allegations with integrity,be it the from the govt side or the citizenry.

    To be a REAL NATION,TRUE JUSTICE MUST BE UPHELD.

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  • poisonous relative:

    Who sabo him?…and why need to delete friend list?

    And remember to help Singapore when the times come, motivate the ground even from afar.

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  • Asd:

    Wow if no correction order given to this matter then we have to assume its real

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  • From Republic to Corporation:

    From Singapore the paragon of third world developmental excellence to Sinchiapor the paragon of first-world crony-capitalism: where corporatism compromises judicial and legislative independence & its integrity.

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  • So means what? He will not defend himself and will let the court enter a verdict in his absence?

    Then he kenna wanted and cannot return to Singapore liao?

    .

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  • Lee reunion dinner:

    Who came to lee family for xmas ?
    Who wi not be coming to lee family for reunion dinner ?

    Is any relative left unscathed?

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  • What a mess:

    Haha! uk has the harry-meghan vs the royal family ties breaking issue,
    SG has our own ‘royal family’ feud.

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  • Whats become of this country:

    I cant recite the National Pledge lately, cuz this gov has made it a mockery..
    Seems like reciting lies .

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  • Harder Truths:

    Bad News: Communist State.
    Good News: Always collapses.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    @TRE Techie
    What is there to fight? Court owned by LHL and PAP lackeys, (Indian become Malay). Everyone knows the outcome. So don’t come back until a new government is voted in and repeal all LJ,CB laws by PAP. Indict all the LJ, CB ministers and PAP lackeys.
    Singapore is fast becoming like another North Korea. If 70% don’t wake up, the 30% must make exit plans quickly – emigrate.

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  • Greedy evil Karma:

    Judiciary on trial on POFMA:
    The POFMA court case involving SDP and Josephine Teo is relevant to Li Shengyu’s case. A court decision against SDP will likely convince many people that he is right.

    He should know very well how the dead man demolished his political opponents.

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  • All In A Familee:

    Dr. Chan:
    @TRE Techie
    What is there to fight? Court owned by LHL and PAP lackeys, (Indian become Malay). Everyone knows the outcome. So don’t come back until a new government is voted in and repeal all LJ,CB laws by PAP. Indict all the LJ, CB ministers and PAP lackeys.
    Singapore is fast becoming like another North Korea. If 70% don’t wake up, the 30% must make exit plans quickly – emigrate.

    They have been training the evil CCP disciple since the 80s.
    Just take a closer look at the CCP policies, many will be surprised at how similar they are, from crony capitalism, healthcare policies,can die cannot sick, delay return provident funds till death, to the tricks and lies they used to hoodwink the masses, all from the same mould.

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  • Bapak:

    Look like only civil war can save this country. But with so many bo ljs around, look like it will never happen. Lan lan tio lampar si.

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  • Bapak:

    Wise decision, knowing the kangaroos will hop the other way. Don’t waste money.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    TRE Techie:
    So means what? He will not defend himself and will let the court enter a verdict in his absence?

    Then he kenna wanted and cannot return to Singapore liao?

    .

    Why Return??? he is in The Land of The FREE and Home of The BRAVE leh!!!

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  • @Dr. Chan

    I am tempted to agree, ShengWu has no chance winning at all. Besides, with his qualification and family wealth, he can easilly get a green card in the land of the supposed free, USA.

    If I were him, I won’t even bother to enter a defense in the first place nor look back.

    .

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  • Financially Speaking:

    @ TRE Techie:
    Contrast Li ShengWu against poor Miss Jeanne-Marie Ten who fought the system all the way only to face bankruptcy at the end of her fight. Miss Ten now has no future to look at.

    Li ShengWu has only one life to live. To fight against the system, he would have no future like Miss Ten. Is it worth it?

    Situations like this would give rise to many overseas S’poreans questioning whether to stay abroad permanently or come back & contribute to society? Not even a dilemma but a foregone conclusion.

    Is it worth it to ever come back or simply write it off (with only one life to live), keeping the semblance of a comfortable life overseas. And there are countless number of S’poreans who have made it overseas!

    Remembered S’pore a decade ago, the govt actually spent huge amounts of taxpayers monies sending local hawkers overseas & held parties for overseas S’poreans in the US & the UK, in Australia hoping to entice them to come back to S’pore. PM even visited Silicon Valley personally meeting with the overseas S’poreans working in the tech companies there. These activities have since mysteriously gone quiet. Why?

    Imagine the loss of a thousand people of Li ShengWu’s calibre & intelligence from a little red dot. Which side has more to lose?

    Their replacement by CECA & from other lesser economies who can’t even hold a candle nor filled their shoes speaks loudly!

    Why S’pore labour productivity rates are near zero while wages level stagnant tells a stagnant, sluggish economy unable to break out of it’s cocoon of own making.

    Talk of 1st class political leadership & efficient civil service are empty without a vibrant private sector economy filled with Entreprenuers & Innovators.

    Their Narratives reek of mere justification for their high salaries. These culminates in the need to:

    * continue thought-deficient policies like Artificial Population Growth;

    * GDP-biased activities using financially unsustainable Infrastructural Spending; &

    * Focused on Bricks ‘N Mortar (Real Estate Based Economic Activities & high land prices) when over 80% of land are State Lands. This has resulted in a high cost of living eco-system & a crony capitalist structure.

    TRE Techie:
    @Dr. Chan

    I am tempted to agree, ShengWu has no chance winning at all. Besides, with his qualification and family wealth, he can easilly get a green card in the land of the supposed free, USA.

    If I were him, I won’t even bother to enter a defense in the first place nor look back.
    .

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  • Wise move:

    His wealth and his parents’ wealth will be depleted paying top lawyers to read thousands and thousands of pages generated by the gov, which is using the ending supply of taxpayer money.

    How many gov lawyer man-years are needed to generate thousands of pages of sue-you document? 50 man-years?

    TRE Techie:
    @Dr. Chan

    I am tempted to agree, ShengWu has no chance winning at all. Besides, with his qualification and family wealth, he can easilly get a green card in the land of the supposed free, USA.

    If I were him, I won’t even bother to enter a defense in the first place nor look back.

    .

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  • Ah Fah:

    He has defriended Li Hongyi from his FB?! So, Li Shengwu’s private comments on his FB was divulged by Li Hongyi, the son of Prime Minister? Creepy.

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  • lying lky clown prints lies:

    it is CNY soon.

    and as usual, lying lky, yah the pap lying master lky, clown prints will come out and give CNY speech about family.

    what a ffffing hypocrite.

    year after year after year says the same BS about family.

    just one look at lying lky clown prints conduct, puke. all the abalone fish stew mushroom all puke out.

    why is lying lky clown prints so bad.

    an apple never drops far from the apple tree.

    lying lky clown prints is so bad because lying lky is a bad hat.

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  • RDB:

    Even the grandson of LKY also kenna lio. Singaporeans at large where got hope for peace and freedom of speech? More like “freedoom of speech” liao lor! Someone up there if very very and completely insecure liao lor! Not real meh!\?

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  • Is POFMA case is the decider?:

    The decision of the court on the POFMA case between SDP and Josephine Teo is very relevant for this case.

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  • continue for 'good':

    //If I were him, I won’t even bother to enter a defense in the first place nor look back.//

    about almost 12 years ago (when internet discussion on such social issues more or less started) and a good period thereafter, noted that there were activists / internet forum participants holding a modicum of hope that the rule of law (in sinkie land) would prevail when it comes to such sensitive cases ? they tried to be fair and balanced in their comments ?

    fast forward today, have also noticed the some of the same people have started to shift their views on the white idiots and gang knowing that the white monkey wayang is going to continue for ‘good’ and “nothing” is going to change much as long as the white monkey rule ?

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  • xsedcrfvtgbyh:

    Shengwu, you don’t need to worry and bother with this. Just let your dad join PSP and win a GRC in the upcoming GE. If possible, the opposition even win and become the new gov. Then your case and all the rubbish that your uncle has been created all will be erase and change.

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  • with snacks & beer:

    this FB post is a welcome CNY gift to the whole of sinkie land – timed nicely as a talking point for CNY get-togethers with snacks & beer ????

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  • CityOfDarkness:

    Rule of law will be your down fall. Leaders like sham will never understand so he upholds the law of Sin

    And there are too many religiously indoctrinated people who will blindly submit and worship the rule of law like God and follow these self enriched wicked leaders because on the surface, the rule of law appears righteous but it is the means of repression and suppression so will never arrive to the truth.

    And the truth sets you free.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Straits Times: Li Shengwu says he will no longer participate in contempt of court proceedings; AGC responds

    Now it is the turn of Singapore voters to respond during the coming GE. Those who believe Li Shengwu is right should vote for regime change. And tell your family members and friends to do the same.

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  • AritoCATs - Nasty !:

    LKY – “even if you are going to lower me into the grave and
    I feel that something is going wrong,
    I will get up.”
    -
    It did not happen even when his son, daughter-in-law and grandson are harassed!
    -
    It is CNY.

    Family time for many – but not for Mr. Pink.
    -
    How do you spell Karma in Chinese?
    -
    Remember the Ballot Box !

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  • NotMyProblem:

    That’s right, don’t play with cheater. Cheater will never allow you to win.

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  • What has pinky got to hide?:

    Time to end this regime once and for all..
    Long overdue.
    SGs should stand up for SG and VTO.
    Only PAPs win cuz they write their own rules!

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  • lying pap S$m thieving liars:

    INSIDE 200m is not within 200m.

    where did the agc who said this get degree? Harvard? surely not. oxford? unlikely so. pap nus. aha. most likely. pap plays the S$m gaming system so well able to rank nus above truly greats but because in truth pap nus is fake, such stupid statement as, INSIDE 200m is not within 200m can come out.

    why? agc no brains? actually all of their brains seared by pap S$m ownself pay ownself system. SEARED. no more grey matter. all green S$m only. that is why Singapore is sinking.

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