Nephew of Singapore PM agrees to pay fine of S$15,000
September 27, 2020
Asia

Nephew of Singapore PM agrees to pay fine of S$15,000 for contempt of court

SINGAPORE CITY (SINGAPORE) – The nephew of Singapore’s prime minister said on Tuesday he is willing to pay a fine of S$15,000 (8,346 pounds) for contempt of court. But he said he was not guilty in the case.

As per the case, Li Shengwu said in a private Facebook post in 2017 that the government is “very litigious and has a pliant court system”. Earlier this year, he said he would not take part in the legal proceedings against him.

His Facebook post came amid bitter strife between the children of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of the nation. They include Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Li’s father, Lee Hsien Yang.

“I have decided to pay the fine, in order to buy some peace and quiet,” Li said on Facebook. “I do not admit guilt… I disagree that my words were illegal.”

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