In Singapore, A Family Feud Threatens Political Stability

In Singapore, A Family Feud Threatens Political Stability

In Singapore, a family feud threatens to rock the political stability of the tiny southeast Asian nation. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s two younger siblings released a six-page statement on social media two weeks ago titled “What has happened to Lee Kuan Yew’s values?” stating that since the death of their father, Lee Kuan Yew, two years ago, they had lost confidence in their brother’s leadership.

For a country with a brand of ruthless efficiency, this airing of dirty family laundry is extraordinary. For more on this unusual case, we turn to Meredith Weiss, professor of political science at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY.