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Monday, September 5, 2011

Lee Kuan Yew refutes WikiLeaks claim - Yahoo!

Lee Kuan Yew refutes WikiLeaks claim - Yahoo!

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  1. According to the cable, then-SM Goh said democracy and Islam are compatible but there must be economic and social reform first.
    He allegedly said some Middle Eastern countries had been looking at Singapore as a model for economic development and many of these countries preferred the “Singapore model” of democracy to that of the US, given the ruling People’s Action Party’s consistent electoral success.
    The cable also reported Lee questioning the wisdom of pushing for greater democracy in Egypt, as he urged for a more gradual political opening in the country.

    All three senior leaders allegedly urged the US to continue its major role in Asia, while Lee commented that the US was the only power capable of balancing the rising power of China.