“The old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be”. Time waits for no man and even the greatest cannot beat time. Everyone will be powerless in death.
Por Por came to my mind. She died at a ripe old age of 87. The last time I saw her, she was lying in bed. I sat on her bed and called her. She did not react. Por Por stared into blank space. This was another one of the not so good days for her. On better days, which very few of my family members were able to witness, she spoke fluently and asked the whereabouts of my family. She even asked about my boyfriend.
That Chinese New year, when she forgot to give me an ang bao for Chinese New Year. I knew her time was up.
Some of you reading this may know how I feel. If you are lucky, you will lose them intermittently. If not, there will be long frustrating periods where nothing much can be done. Sometimes, I stared hard at the endless supply of pills and needles. This is not Por Por’s life. This is not how she wanted to spend the remainder of her life.
Was the late Lee Kuan Yew aware of what went into his Last Will? Do you recall the frail-looking Lee Kuan Yew? Just look at the photos of him the last few NDPs he attended.
I’m not trying to open another can of worms here, but looking at the timeline on how his Last Will was prepared, I cannot help but suspect there is more than meets the eye.
Below is the information based on PM Lee Hsien Loong’s statutory declaration made under oath. This means that if PM makes any false statements, he could be charged in Court.
16 Dec 2013, 1908 hours:
• Lee Suet Fern emails Lee Kuan Yew with the draft of the Last Will and asks Kwa Kim Li to produce it in final form.
• There was no Gift Over Clause. Gift Over Clause refers is to provide for the gift of property to a second recipient if a certain event occurs, such as the death of the first recipient.
• The Demolition Clause was also reinserted.
16 Dec 2013, 1931 hours:
• Lee Suet Fern removes Kwa Kim Li as an addressee as she is “not in Singapore”. Kwa Kim Li had prepared all of Mr Lee’s previous wills.
• Lee Hsien Yang tells Lee Kuan Yew that Suet Fern will get her partners to come around with an engrossed copy of the Will to execute and witness.
16 Dec 2013, 2142 hours:
• Lee Kuan Yew agrees to sign the Last Will.
17 Dec 2013, 1105 hours:
• 2 lawyers from Stamford Law go to Oxley to witness the signing of the Last Will. They spent less than 15 minutes with Lee Kuan Yew (including signing-in and signing-out).
Why was there a need to finalize the Last Will in such a short period? And why was Kwa Kim Li, the person that prepared the LKY’s 6 previous Wills not involved?
Why was Lee Hsien Loong not informed when the Last Will was prepared?
Was there a conflict of interest on Lee Suet Fern’s part? After all, her husband Hsien Yang is a beneficiary and herself by extension.
If Hsien Yang can answer the above questions, perhaps I will be convinced that Mr Lee Kuan Yew was fully aware of what went into the Last Will. Evidently, something is not right. Let’s think logically and not be blinded by one-sided Facebook postings. I leave readers with an old saying: “Don’t focus on the speck in your brother’s eye while ignoring the log in your own eye.”
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