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Singapore GE2020: Election not about family disputes, PM Lee on brother Lee Hsien Yang joining PSP

Jun 29, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE - The upcoming general election is not about family disputes, but about Singapore being at a very grave moment in its history, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday.

Responding to a reporter's question on his brother, Mr Lee Hsien Yang, joining the opposition Progress Singapore Party, PM Lee said it is "Within Mr Lee Hsien Yang's rights as a citizen" to join any political party.

Mr Lee Hsien Yang, 62, was officially unveiled as a PSP member last week.

While Mr Lee Hsien Yang was not formally presented as a candidate for the July 10 election, he has been accompanying party colleagues on walkabouts and openly endorsing the opposition on social media.

The younger Mr Lee and his sister, Dr Lee Wei Ling, have been embroiled in a public rift with PM Lee - the secretary-general of the ruling PAP - for several years over the fate of their late father Lee Kuan Yew's family home at 38 Oxley Road..