Below* is Dr Lee Wei Ling’s latest FB post KPKBing about Harry’s house not being allowed to be demolished. WTF, I mean her parents’ wish was that the house be demolished after she moves out. Hey she’s still living there. So how to demolish?
What Harry wanted:
“It is my wish and the wish of my late Wife Kwa Geok Choo, that our house at 38 Oxley Road, Singapore 238629, be demolished immediately after my death or, if my Daughter, Wei Ling, would prefer to continue living in the original house, immediately after she moves out of the House.”
Seriously, she should declare that she intends to move out and together with her younger brother (they are the executors of Harry’s will) publicly announce that they are starting the demolition process.
If the govt tries to stop the process, then she has legitimate and reasonable grounds to KPKB. And S’poreans will agree with her. Polls have shown that S’poreans want LKY’s wish to be respected.
So long as she stays in the house, the govt can say it is acceding to LKY’s wish for her to remain: “Waz wrong with that? She being a spoiled brat isit? Why liddat?”
She wants to stay in the house and yet demolish it? Mana ada logic? Anyway taz not what her parents wanted.
If she has problems articulating her views about what she really wants, I’m sure “The Idiots — S’pore (Or TISG as it prefers to call itself) can help her, even if the boys there don’t do grammar.
She should reflect on this FB post:
LWL should put an end to this. Surely you don’t protect your father’s legacy by telling the world he couldn’t even raise 3 children properly without them squabbling with one another in public.
(To be more accurate, she’s the one KPKBing in public. Her brothers maintain dignified silence. But then, rumour had it that she was the “spoiled” brat, “indulged” by her parents. Her brothers were not indulged.)
She is dishonouring both her parents by her behaviour. I’m sure they’ll be hanging their heads in shame that she’s a cybernut hero, alongside M Ravi (certified loonie), Amos Yee, Roy Ngerng and New Citizen Han Hui Hui.
The only excuses one can make for her behaviour are her grief and loneliness. She should a dog or two or more from SPCA, say my dogs. The Oxley Road house can home a lot of dogs they say.
*Papa would be 93 today if he were still alive. He lived a full life, committing most of his time and energy to advancing Singapore and Singaporeans’ welfare. He did so with no ulterior motives, abjuring any personality cult in spite of well-meaning intentions of his fellow Singaporeans. He is a rare politician and statesman who dedicated himself to his nation because it was the right thing to do. He did not want to be hero worshipped, and throughout the last years of his life, he tried to get a promise from the Singapore government that his marital house would be demolished, so that it would not become a relic for veneration, and also because he knew how strongly Mama wanted her private life to remain private. Because the Cabinet refused to do so, he added a last paragraph to his will, “It is my wish and the wish of my late Wife Kwa Geok Choo, that our house at 38 Oxley Road, Singapore 238629, be demolished immediately after my death or, if my Daughter, Wei Ling, would prefer to continue living in the original house, immediately after she moves out of the House.” In this age where prestige and power attract unscrupulous people to enter politics, Papa’s wish should be honoured as an example of an outstanding Singaporean who did not want to be hero-worshipped. To preserve the house sends a wrong message to Singapore’s politicians and aspiring politicians. It is also impossible to say we honour him and dishonour his only request of Singaporeans.