Workers’ Party’s Low Thia Khiang questioned the role of Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam in the Ministerial Committee on 38 Oxley Road, noting that Mr Shanmugam was formerly a “close personal friend of Mr Lee Kuan Yew and other members of the Lee family”.
He also asked why lawyer Lucien Wong, who previously served as PM Lee’s personal lawyer, could have been appointed the Attorney-General last year.
“Is there also a conflict of interest here? Was this consideration taken into account when he was appointed the Attorney-General? Can the Prime Minister clarify the role of the Law Minister and the Attorney-General in this matter and explain to the House whether there is any conflict of interest,” he said.