Singapore’s Lee Quoted Calling Burmese Generals “Stupid”

A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable quotes Singapore’s founding father Lee Kwan Yew as describing Burma’s ruling generals as “stupid” and “dense.”

The cable says Lee told U.S. diplomats in 2007 that dealing with the Burmese junta leaders was like “talking to dead people.” He is quoted saying they had mismanaged the country’s natural resources and that he “had given up on them a decade ago.”

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