Wednesday, December 15, 2010

S'pore reacts to M'sia over diplomatic protest

Well, Singapore's FM has reportedly reacted to Malaysia's official note of diplomatic protest over some of the 'stories' in WikiLeaks' release. Diplomatic rows between Malaysia and Singapore are not new as both countries began their on-and-off 'battles' of words even before Julian Assange was born and the Internet became known to ordinary people. In another WikiLeaks cable published today, Singapore's MM Lee Kuan Yew is reported to have opined to senior US officials that the military rulers in Myanmar/Burma are "stupid" and also revealed his dislike of the idea of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and also Myanmar/Burma being accepted as members of the Association of South East Asian Nations. Under the premiership of Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia supported the entry of these four countries into the regional group in the 1990s.

WikiLeaks' 'stories' strain M'sian-S'porean ties