Li Shengwu and Li Hongyi are no longer on speaking terms but remain Facebook friends

Li Shengwu and Li Hongyi are no longer on speaking terms but remain Facebook friends

The Independent·2017-12-26 09:01

Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s grandsons Li Shengwu and Li Hongyi are no longer on speaking terms, despite once being described as “very close”.

32-year-old Shengwu, the eldest son of Lee Kuan Yew’s youngest child Lee Hsien Yang, revealed this and that he and his cousin Hongyi remain Facebook friends although they are no longer close, to Hong Kong–based Chinese-language digital news outlet Initium Media this month.

30-year-old Hongyi is Prime Minister and Lee Kuan Yew’s eldest child Lee Hsien Loong’s second son. He rose to fame, alongside Shengwu, when the pair delivered eulogies at their grandfather’s funeral a little over two years ago. The cousins were both in the west coast of the United States at one point as Shengwu was pursuing his PhD at Stanford University and Hongyi was working at Google in Silicon Valley.

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