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Feud heats up between Singapore premier, siblings
Tobias Feakin, Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, bottom left, signs a memorandum of understanding with David Koh, Chief Executive of Singapore's Cyber Security Agency as Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, top left, and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, top right, look on at the Istana or Presidential Palace in Singapore on Friday, June 2, 2017. Turnbull is in the city-state for a 3-day official visit. AP /Joseph Nair
SINGAPORE — A lengthy tussle has heated between Singapore's prime minister and his siblings over the last wishes of their father, the founding leader of the city-state.
The feud offers a rare glimpse into cracks in the prominent family after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, who led Singapore with an iron grip for more than three decades.
Lee died a widower in 2015. Much of the family feud is centered around his will directing to have his house demolished instead of being turned into a museum or heritage site.
All three children, including his eldest son and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, have publicly supported this. But in a fresh statement, two siblings accused Lee of privately working against their father's will to "enhance his political capital."