Jan 8th, 2008
S’pore’s Lee criticises
Myanmar military rulers
Tue Jan 8, 2008 8:03am IST
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – by Kevin Lim.
Singapore’s elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew has criticised Myanmar’s military junta, saying decisions such as the building of a new capital from scratch were irrational, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.Excerpts_ http://in.reuters.com/article/southAsiaNews/idINIndia-31287320080108
The building of a new capital from scratch were irrational.
I mean (building a) new capital from ground zero, what I ask myself, what rational government would do this.
The military rulers were “people with very fixated minds.
The military rulers were quite convinced that they will have the natural resources to weather any sanctions.
The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) had little influence over the junta.
“The members of ASEAN who could influence them will be Thailand, and beyond (that) China and India.
The rest of us — we are a kind of background muzak,” he said. [= elevator music. (a slang)]