Lee Kuan Yew: Anwar’s sodomy charges were a set-up
The cable that deals with Dr Anwar’s sodomy case, dated November 2008 and released exclusively to The Sun-Herald by WikiLeaks, states: ”The Australians said that Singapore’s intelligences services and [Singaporean elder statesman] Lee Kuan Yew have told ONA in their exchanges that opposition leader Anwar ‘did indeed commit the acts for which he is currently indicted’.”
The document states the Singaporeans told ONA they made this assessment on the basis of ”technical intelligence”, which is likely to relate to intercepted communications.
The ONA is also recorded as saying that Dr Anwar’s political enemies engineered the circumstances from which the sodomy charges arose.
”ONA assessed, and their Singapore counterparts concurred, ‘it was a set-up job and he probably knew that, but walked into it anyway’,” the cable states. …
The cable is one of several that deals with the highly explosive private views of senior Singaporean officials, including claims that:
>Malaysia is in a ”confused and dangerous” state due to its incompetent politicians;
>Thailand’s political elite are dogged by ”corruption” and the country’s crown prince is ”very erratic and easily subject to influence”;
>Japan and India were struggling to deal with China’s influence due to their ”stupid” behaviour;
> and some Asian leaders wanted the junta to retain power in Burma to ensure the country’s stability.
No sign of the entire cable yet.
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