SINGAPORE - The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) on Tuesday morning (Jan 8) responded to Mr Lee Hsien Yang's questioning of its decision to refer a possible professional misconduct case against his lawyer wife to the Law Society.
It said that the AGC's handling of the matter involving Mrs Lee Suet Fern's role in the preparation of her father-in-law and founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's last will is in accordance with the law, and consistent with how it has handled other cases of alleged professional misconduct by lawyers.
The AGC had said on Monday that it was referring Mrs Lee to the Law Society because it appeared that she had prepared the late Mr Lee's last will and arranged for him to execute it in 2013. It said that this had placed Mrs Lee in a position of conflict and was a breach of the rules governing the conduct of lawyers because her husband was a beneficiary in the will.
The share of Mr Lee Hsien Yang, the younger brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, increased under the final will. The AGC noted that Mr Lee Hsien Yang had said publicly that the last will was drafted by Ms Kwa Kim Li of law firm Lee & Lee. But Ms Kwa has denied drafting it.