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Feud bursts into the open between Singapore PM, sister

by April 10, 2016 General

SINGAPORE (AP) ” A family feud has burst into the open between Singapore’s prime minister and his sister over the anniversary of the death of their father, the city state’s founding leader, Lee Kuan Yew.

In a Facebook post Sunday, Dr. Lee Wei Ling said the government was trying to use the occasion of her father’s one-year death anniversary to “hero-worship” him, according to Channel News Asia, a government-supported television station and news website. It said Dr. Lee suggested that her brother, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, was “abusing his power” by conducting elaborate anniversary events, and trying to establish a political “dynasty.”

Channel News Asia said the post was taken down from Facebook later Sunday. But then Lee fired back at his sister in his own Facebook post a few hours later.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings