Parliament on 3 Jul should not be the only platform?


I refer to the article “Parliament an appropriate platform for PM Lee to address 38 Oxley Road allegations: Analysts” (Channel NewsAsia, 5.09 pm, 2 Jul).

It states that “Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s decision to use a debate in Parliament to address allegations against him has been called into question by his siblings and some netizens, but political observers say it provides an “authoritative” platform for him to address the claims.”

The issue is not so much as to whether Parliament is an appropriate or “authoritative” platform, but rather that it should not be the only platform.

Unless it is followed by a committee of inquiry and/or in the courts – the finality of the issues raised may never be accepted by the people and the world at large.

Leong Sze Hian

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Leong Sze Hian has served as president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), invited to speak more than 200 times in over 30 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of Indonesia and Brunei. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.