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Singapore PM’s brother joins opposition celebration as ballot looms
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 14:00
Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, is pictured after being offered along with his membership card for the opposition Progress Singapore Occasion throughout an occasion at Tiong Bahru Market in Singapore, June 24, 2020. (ROSLAN RAHMAN / Newpaper24)
SINGAPORE – The brother of Singapore’s prime minister mentioned on Wednesday that he had joined an opposition celebration competing towards his sibling on the upcoming July 10 election however that he was undecided on whether or not he would run as a candidate.
Lee Hsien Yang, the son of Singapore’s modern-day founder, Lee Kuan Yew, has been embroiled in a bitter dispute along with his brother over his late father’s home. He advised Newpaper24 he had joined the brand new Progress Singapore Occasion (PSP).
When requested whether or not he would stand as a candidate, Lee Hsien Yang replied: “We’ll see”
Lee Hsien Yang has criticized his elder brother Lee Hsien Loong‘s Folks’s Motion Occasion (PAP), which their father based and which has ruled the city-state since its independence in 1965.
Final 12 months, Lee Hsien Yang mentioned that the PAP had “misplaced its approach” and that he “supported the ideas and values of the Progress Singapore Occasion.”
The PSP is led by Tan Cheng Bock, a former PAP lawmaker who shot to prominence by almost defeating a candidate backed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong within the 2011 presidential race.
“We’ll see,” Lee Hsien Yang replied when requested whether or not he would stand as a candidate.
PSP mentioned on Twitter that it welcomed Lee Hsien Yang as a member.
“It is time for change,” it added.