Lee Hsien Yang: Today’s PAP is no longer the PAP of my father. It has lost its way

Mr Lee Hsien Yang (LHY), son of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and brother to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, expressed his support for the newly formed Progress Singapore Party headed by former PAP MP, Dr Tan Cheng Bock.

In a Facebook post in July, Lee backed Dr Tan’s party and echoed his sentiments that the ruling party has “lost its way”.

“I wholeheartedly support the principles and values of the Progress Singapore Party. “Today’s PAP is no longer the PAP of my father. It has lost its way.”


Earlier this year, Lee congratulated Dr Tan’s party for its successful registration and affirmed Dr Tan as a man who places the interest of the people before himself.

At the PSP’s inaugural press conference, Dr Tan lamented that “the processes of good governance” in Singapore was going “astray”. Dr Tan criticised the current administration’s lack of transparency over its appointment of important positions. Specifically, Dr Tan cited how individuals like PM Lee’s wife, Ho Ching is being appointed as the CEO of Temasek and a wife of a PAP Senior Minister of State being appointed as auditor-general.

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