PM Lee and DPM Teo to make ministerial statements on Oxley Road house in Parliament

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will speak in Parliament about the fate of the Oxley Road house on July 3, 2017.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will speak in Parliament about the fate of the Oxley Road house on July 3, 2017.PHOTOS: ONG WEE JIN, LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - When Parliament sits on Monday (July 3), Singapore will hear both Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean deliver ministerial statements on a stunning dispute involving the fate of the Oxley Road house of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

PM Lee will address allegations of abuse of power that his siblings, Dr Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang, have made against him, according to the Order Paper released by Parliament on Friday (June 30).

DPM Teo's statement will be about the ministerial committee formed to consider options for the house at 38, Oxley Road.

MPs will also raise questions on the ongoing dispute between PM Lee and his two younger siblings.

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The dispute erupted into the public sphere on June 14, when the two siblings issued a six-page statement on Facebook accusing PM Lee of abusing his powers in a bid to prevent the demolition of the house for political gain.

Another topic that MPs will debate is the Sungei Road market. The decades-old flea market will close to make way for future residential developments. Its last day of operations is July 10.

 

Two MPs will question its closure: Ms Lee Bee Wah (Nee Soon GRC) and Nominated MP Kok Heng Leun, who will present to Parliament a petition from the public to relocate the flea market and its stallholders elsewhere.

The dockless bicycle-sharing systems, whose indiscriminate parking has provoked the ire of some Singaporeans, will come under scrutiny as three MPs have filed questions on it.

Mr Zaqy Mohamad (Chua Chu Kang GRC) and Mr Ang Wei Neng (Jurong GRC) will ask how the Government plans to manage the indiscriminate parking of these rental bikes in public areas, while Mr Lim Biow Chuan (Mountbatten) will ask about the prosecution of those who damage these bikes.

One proposed piece of legislation will also be introduced: the Administration of Muslim Law (Amendment) Bill.

 

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