International Interest in Lee vs Lee flash point in Singapore GE 2020

On Tuesday 23rd June, Singapore Parliament was dissolved, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for an early General Elections. Nomination Day is on 30 June 2020 and Singapore goes to the polls on 10 July 2020. Let GE2020 begin.

Without missing a beat, the Prime Minister’s brother Lee Hsien Yang announced his party membership in the Progress Singapore Party helmed by Dr Tan Cheng Bock in the Tiong Bahru Market the next morning at 8:00 am.  This is followed by the release of a video later in the day (LINK) in which Lee Hsien Yang emphasises that it is possible to love Singapore, be a Singapore patriot, but not vote for PAP.

This idea is not contentious at all internationally. In fact, it is a “no brainer” statement. In the United States, one is a patriotic American, no matter if he votes a Democrat or Republican President. However, in Singapore, after years of propaganda manufactured by the ruling party, equating the Singapore state with the PAP government, most Singaporeans are unable to see the dichotomy.

There are important issues that the current PAP leadership has failed to tackle such as the CPF scheme and HDB leases. LHY also criticises the Presidential Elections in 2017 that is seen by many Singaporeans to lack in legitimacy.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew once said: “there will come a time when eventually the public will say, look, let’s try the other side either because the PAP has declined in quality or the opposition has put a team equal to the PAP and they say, let’s try the other side.” It is unlikely that LKY could have foreseen that the dragon slayer would be his own son, Lee Hsien Yang.

LHY’s decision to enter politics by joining an opposition party is perhaps the catalyst that the opposition camp needs. This is not to discredit the hard work of the likes of Mr J. B. Jeyaretnam who fought bravely and steadfastly, devoting a significant part of their life span to fighting for a better Singapore, but the fact that LSY is an insider, and more remarkably, he is LKY’s son, may be the game changer in opening up the hearts and mind of an electorate that is entrenched in the notion that Singapore is equal to PAP.

International news outlets have already picked up the Lee vs Lee flash point as a decisive factor in GE 2020. Some examples are

Washington Post: How a House Provoked a Feud in Singapore’s Lee Family: QuickTake

Reuters: Explainer: Why are Singapore’s first family feuding?

AFP: Singapore PM’s brother joins opposition before polls

Bloomberg: Singapore PM’s Brother Joins Opposition Ahead of Election

Nikkei Asian Review: Prospect of Lee vs. Lee election has Singapore buzzing

Australian Financial Review: Singapore’s COVID-19 election a Lee family affair

Canberra Times (Australia): Singapore PM’s brother joins opposition

City News (Toronto, Canada): Singapore PM’s brother joins opposition party ahead of polls

Sina News (China): 新加坡大选在即,李光耀次子李显扬加入反对党

Jakarta Post: Singapore PM’s estranged brother joins opposition party as election looms

Politiko (Philippines): Singapore PM’s brother joins opposition before polls

Taiwan News: Singapore PM’s brother joins opposition party ahead of polls

SCMP (HK): Singapore PM’s brother Lee Hsien Yang joins opposition party ahead of July 10 election

The Star (Malaysia): Singapore PM’s estranged brother joins opposition party as election looms

Hindu Times (India): Singapore PM’s estranged brother joins opposition party as election looms

Times of India: Singapore PM’s brother joins opposition before polls

Anadolu Agency (Turkey): Singapore premier’s brother joins rival as polls loom

New Castle Herald (Australia): Singapore PM’s brother joins opposition

RTHK News (Hong Kong): Singapore PM’s estranged brother joins opposition

France 24: Singapore PM’s brother joins opposition before polls

British Herald (UK): Singapore PM’s Estranged Brother Joins Opposition Party Ahead Of Election

The Standard (HK): Lee Hsien Yang, Singapore PM’s brother, joins opposition

Fiji Times: Singapore PM’s estranged brother joins opposition party as election looms

US News: Singapore PM’s Estranged Brother Joins Opposition Party as Election Looms

Singaporeans are eagerly waiting for LHY to announce that he will be running in GE 2020. In fact, there is speculation that he will contest in Tanjong Pagar GRC, LKY’s old stomping ground where he served as a Member of Parliament until his death on 23 March 2015. The memories are still fresh in the residents’ mind, and we wish LHY all the best if he does contest as a candidate in the elections.

 

 

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22 Responses to “International Interest in Lee vs Lee flash point in Singapore GE 2020”

  • new beginning ?:

    A new beginning for Singapore ?
    Formation of a 2 credible party system in Singapore ?

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  • PAP d problem Not Solution:

    Wah PAP crying and malu.
    Chan Chun Sing, your employers sia suay, are you going to shout, make noises and trample your feet, beat your chest?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Tanjong Pagar GRC is the OBVIOUS CHOICE!!!… Helm by a bunch of Idiots it should not be a TOUGH NUT to crack

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  • RDB:

    I wonder if LHY will really stand for election in Tanjong Pagar or other consistencies… The reason is obvious lor!

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  • Hsien Yang is a multi-billionaire, why should he be involved with politics and get $15k pocket change a month as an MP if he is elected?

    Besides, he and the LEEder are brothers and each has tons of dirt on each other, is it even worth it throwing stones at each other and besmirch his parents’ name?

    IMHO, membership play play can, but to contest, I don’t think so lor.

    But then hor, with his wife and son being ‘arrowed’ and supposedly ‘fixed’, if I also sibei dulang one. So even if he contests, I can also understand the rationale one.

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  • trublu:

    ah,alright,thats good.
    at least,we are seeing something bigly.
    LHY is most welcomed to the OPPO SIDE.

    HE WILL BE A NATIONAL ASSET TO LEND VOICE TO THE COUNTLESS VOICELESS SGS.
    WE THANK YOU MR LEE HSIEN YANG.
    HOPE YOUR SON CAN JOIN YOU LATER ON.
    LSW IS WORTH HIS SALT,HE CAN SURELY CONTRIBUTE PLENTY TO SGS.

    i still hope oppo parties can join hands n fight this coming GE in some good way,good measure so that more seats can be won!

    MAJULAH OPPO,MAJULAH SGS,MAJULAH SINGAPURA!!!

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  • trublu:

    GEORGE YEO SAID HE WILL COME BACK TO SERVE WHEN THE NEED ARISES ,TO HELP SG N SGS.

    NOT I,GEORGE SAID BEFORE HE LEFT.

    SO,where is GEORGE?

    MAYBE I SUGGEST HE JOIN lhy and dr tan.

    GEORGE OWES SGS A FAVOUR TO MAKE GOOD THE WRONGS HE HAS DONE PREVIOUSLY UNDER HIS OLD PARTY.

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  • trublu:

    I WOULD ALSO ENCOURAGE LUI TUCK YEW TO JOIN DR TAN.
    that will be good.

    LTY has got the dignity to step down.
    he tried his best but that was not his problem.
    the problem still exist after he left,it is closely linked to RECKLESS POPULATION POLICY OF FTs???

    so,i can understand LTY,n,i hope he joins DR TAN N LHY AS WELL.

    ANYONE ELSE I MISS?

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  • more secrets to be unveiled:

    is this a sign of LKY waking up from his death bed to put things right….thro his younger son???

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  • NotMyProblem:

    @TRE Techie; Donald Trump is a billionaire businessman, he still wants to involve in politics. He wants to make America great again.

    As for Lee Hsien Yang, he may just want to put the country in the right direction as his father’s. Perhaps, his father told him to do it in a spiritual way.

    Maybe his father turned in his grave and wanted LHY to continue what he did for Tanjong Pagar.

    I hope LHY can meet LHL in parliament, on the opposite side.

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  • suspense is killing me:

    LHL may be either fuming or in a frenzy now , cuz afraid his bro will reveal more secrets?.
    will he dare fix his bro ie put obstacles in lhy’s way to deter his political aspirations?
    lets see.
    i see the makings of a true sg drama.

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  • All trembling:

    Low TK and Sylvia L kicked out 3 ministers.

    Now, all trembling. Praying hard LHY doesn’t show up in their election. Likely Chin Chia Suay has to “volunteer” to be CEO of some TH owned “private” company?

    This is a time of soul searching for the 70%. Have you been voting for the party PAP or voting for the man LKY? When LKY’s son stands against PAP, which side do you vote for?

    No problem for 30% to decide. Anything but lightning.

    Think, think (plagiarising Simple Simon’s favorite end word).

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  • Who should cross side?:

    Another good case should be Lily Neo. If she joins LHY in Tanjong Pagar, waulah, confirm 80% vote. Big tight slap to that blood sucking monster.

    trublu:
    I WOULD ALSO ENCOURAGE LUI TUCK YEW TO JOIN DR TAN.
    that will be good.

    LTY has got the dignity to step down.
    he tried his best but that was not his problem.
    the problem still exist after he left,it is closely linked to RECKLESS POPULATION POLICY OF FTs???

    so,i can understand LTY,n,i hope he joins DR TAN N LHY AS WELL.

    ANYONE ELSE I MISS?

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  • Ahlim:

    Both,and all sg need chest and full
    brain CT scaning.

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  • the whole world except SG:

    This news is reported all over the world but not in Singapore? I can’t find it on PAP’s controlled The Straits Times.

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  • Qs:

    TRE Techie:

    But then hor, with his wife and son being ‘arrowed’ and supposedly ‘fixed’, if I also sibei dulang one. So even if he contests, I can also understand the rationale one.

    Meaning he does it for some very personal reason, not with the intention to serve the country?

    If so, what good would that do?

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  • is so unpredictable:

    you see hor ??? just one wayang kaykiang over a house and getting so many people involved (somemore got sicret commeeti) in interpreting the wheel ?? now the wayang becomes international news ???

    the result of wayang is so unpredictable that one day such wayang may come back to say hello (aka haunt) the wayang makers ??? now does sinkie land have a lot of wayang makers ???

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  • Asd:

    I think puppy is obedient sit it will sit up it will up get lost it will get lost and will soon go usa with pocket full of $

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  • Dun Bluff Mi U Tink I 2pid?:

    Everything looks good on the inside (in Sgp) but it is an absolute joke outside (international media).

    Lee vs. Lee

    Blood brother vs. Blood brother

    If Pinky can’t even settle his family matters and have to drag it to clear himself in ParLeement, how can he handle the whole country?

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  • India News:

    LHY going vote CECA out. We must sue Singapore if CECA is revoked.

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  • Flickshit:

    You wont be surprised that LKY has spoken to LSY in his dream and encouraged LSY to join PSP to bring down LKY and change the party name to PSP from PAP.

    You will see that PSP will form the next govt and send all present and past PAP MPs or ministers to jail.

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  • Annelise:

    Politics is dirty. We all know that. If we are smart we will do what our minds and
    Tell us. But. Voting in another Lee is not a smart move. No matter what he is the brother if
    The ruling party’s leader. (And son if the former, powerful LKY!

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