In the post shared only to his Facebook friends, Shengwu linked a Wall Street Journal article that offered a thorough analysis of the public Oxley Rd feud and a New York Times article on censorship, and said: "Keep in mind, of course that the Singapore government is very litigious and has a pliant court system".
Somewhat surprised and presumably miffed that such a casual Facebook post was enough to get the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) triggered to do something, the 32-year-old Harvard academic called the government "petty". "This constrains what the global media can usually report".
The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) said on Monday (Jul 17) it is looking into comments made by Mr Li Shengwu - the eldest son of Mr Lee Hsien Yang - on Singapore's court system.
In response to media queries, the AGC said on Monday it is aware of the post and is looking into the matter. Also, what Shengwu posted is a common topic amongst Singaporeans who are well informed.
"Would they also like to trawl my private Facebook feed for seditious vacation photos?"
He also clarified - contrary to media reports - that the post was uploaded and taken down on Saturday.
She added: "Is there a government servant whose duty is to follow the Facebook activity of all people related to (Lee) Hsien Yang and I, including our private musings". Is this not an example of "Big Brother government". Perhaps it is a case of "if the hat fits, take it".
In a subsequent post, he said that he did not intend to go into politics, adding: "I believe that it would be bad for Singapore if any third-generation Lee went into politics".
Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee had been embroiled in a public dispute with PM Lee over the fate of their father's Oxley Road home since mid-June.