PM Lee’s Nephew Is Canine-Unfriendly
Mr Li Shengwu seems to be cranking the rhetoric against his uncle up a notch.
In a recent comment on his Facebook page, the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong seems to think that his uncle’s “dogs” are watching his posts, and even implied that the Singapore Government doesn’t like people to disagree with them.
More Shots Fired
The latest bombshell from Mr Li, who is the son of PM Lee’s brother Lee Hsien Yang, was made on a public Facebook post that was made on Monday (July 17), where he expressed surprise that the Attorney General’s Chambers’ (AGC) was investigating an earlier “friends only” post where he described our court system as “pliant”.
The incident ended up attracting more attention than Mr Li’s original post, drawing another post from his aunt Lee Wei Ling and breaking the ceasefire in the 38 Oxley Road saga. Read our story on Li Shengwu’s post and how it would have gone unnoticed had the AGC not mentioned it.
In his post on Monday, Mr Li was also quick to allege that The Straits Times had inaccurately reported that his earlier post had been taken down, when it had actually been set to “friends only”, meaning those who aren’t Facebook friends with him wouldn’t be able to see it.
Who Let The Dogs Out?
So why did Mr Li make the “dogs” comment?
Well, given that Mr Li’s “friends only” post last Saturday (July 15), where he called the courts “pilant”, was somehow seen by the AGC, friends of Mr Li were concerned that his privacy was being encroached upon.
And one friend expressed this concern after Mr Li said the seemingly erroneous portion of the ST article was removed quietly. The friend said he might want to check his friends list to see if any “friend” of his is from the Government.
To that, Mr Li made the poetic statement that he knows his uncle’s “dogs” were watching his posts.
We didn’t know that PM Lee had dogs, did you?
The only dog we have seen him with is the Lee family’s dog Nikki in this iconic old photo:
Or could Mr Li be talking about this adorable dog plushie that PM Lee took a selfie with in 2013?
In all seriousness, we think that Mr Li was perhaps referring to Singapore government officials tasked to monitor his posts.
Netizens Applaud His Bravery
Many netizens who threw their support behind Mr Li thought his actions were brave. After all, the threat of being punished by the AGC looms over his head.
However, there were those that were cautious about throwing their support behind Mr Li.
With Mr Li Shengwu’s blatant and repeated firing of incendiary shots at the government, it’s only a matter of time before the ticking bomb explodes.
However, the main question that is on everyone’s mind is whether the battle will be brought to court — but it may be Mr Li, rather than his father and aunt, who ends up there.