Singapore`s Lee calls Myanmar`s leaders `stupid`: WikiLeaks

A classified US document released by whistleblower website WikiLeaks cites Singapore statesman Lee Kuan Yew as calling Myanmar`s junta leaders "stupid" and "dense."

Updated: Dec 15, 2010, 12:38 PM IST

Singapore: A classified US document released
by whistleblower website WikiLeaks cites Singapore statesman Lee Kuan Yew as calling Myanmar`s junta leaders "stupid" and
"dense."

A confidential briefing on a 2007 conversation between
former Prime Minister Lee and US officials was released by
WikiLeaks this week.

It quoted Lee as saying that dealing with Myanmar`s
military regime was like "talking to dead people."
Ambassador Patricia L Herbold wrote that Lee said China
had the most influence over Myanmar`s leadership of any
foreign country. Lee also says China is worried the country
could "blow up," which would threaten Chinese investments.
The 87-year-old Lee was prime minister from 1959 to 1990
and is a senior adviser to his son, current Prime Minister Lee
Hsien Loong.

Bureau Report