Mr Lee Kuan Yew's two younger children apply to court to look into use of certain interviews he gave

Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 2000. He died on March 23 this year, at the age of 91.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 2000. He died on March 23 this year, at the age of 91.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Two of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's children who are executors of his estate have applied to court to clarify the use of certain interviews given by the country's founding prime minister. The interviews were given to the Government's Oral History Department.

Dr Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang, the younger siblings of current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, made the High Court application on Sept 2.

When asked about the application, a spokesman from the Attorney-General's Chambers told The Straits Times: "The executors of the estate of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew have filed an application to seek the Court's guidance on the proper interpretation of an interview agreement between the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and the Government. The agreement relates to the custody and use of certain interviews given by the late Mr Lee to the Oral History Department. The Government will establish the proper interpretation and status of the agreement before the Court."

The elder Mr Lee died on March 23 at age 91 to an outpouring of grief from Singaporeans.

On Monday, the National Museum of Singapore launched a new exhibition called We Built A Nation which showcased around 50 artefacts from Mr Lee Kuan Yew's estate, including a plain formica-topped table from the basement dining room of the Oxley Road bungalow where he lived. The table was where the nation's founding leaders once gathered to discuss how to secure independence from British rule.