The public row in a family at the heart of Singapore’s establishment raised uncomfortable questions in the city-state, which prides itself on stability.
Lee Hsien Loong’s brother and sister have alleged that he abused his power in a dispute with them over their father’s house.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s younger siblings claim citizens are prone to abuse as the system of checks and balances in the government has broken down.
Both Paul Ryan and John McCain have criticised the US Republican presidential nominee for his feud with Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan.
The prime minister’s sister has accused him in a Facebook post of abusing his power and forming a political dynasty.
Whoever said that elections are the only time that the vote of the richest citizen is equivalent to that of the poorest needs to start rethinking whether this still holds true.