Sin­ga­pore heirs in spat

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SIN­GA­PORE: At the end of a two­day par­lia­men­tary de­bate yes­ter­day, Sin­ga­pore’s Prime Min­is­ter Lee Hsien Loong de­clared that it had found no ev­i­dence that he had abused his power in a dis­pute with his sib­lings over their late fa­ther’s house.

“Even the op­po­si­tion is not ac­cus­ing the gov­ern­ment of abuse of power,” Lee said in an emo­tional speech, his voice qua­ver­ing as he rued the break­down in re­la­tions with his brother and sis­ter.

Since mid-June Sin­ga­pore­ans have been riv­eted by a pub­lic bat­tle be­tween the heirs of Lee Kuan Yew, Sin­ga­pore’s long-serv­ing first prime min­is­ter. Reuters

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