Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong family feud erupts again

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A long-running feud among the family of Singapore's prime minister over the legacy of their father, the country's first leader, has resurfaced. In Facebook posts, two of PM Lee Hsien Loong's siblings accused him of going against their late father Lee Kuan Yew's wishes and abusing his power.

The family dispute centres on a legal tussle over a house which belonged to their father. The prime minister, a popular leader, strongly denied all the allegations.

But the row has shocked many in the city-state, where the Lees, widely considered Singapore's "First Family", are held in high regard. Lee Kuan Yew was the prime minister of Singapore when it reluctantly became independent in 1965, and is credited with steering its rapid economic and political transformation.

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