SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapores founding father Lee Kuan Yew described Myanmars ruling generals as dense and stupid people who have mismanaged the countrys vast resources, US cables from WikiLeaks said. In a 2007 meeting with top US officials, Lee also reportedly said Myanmars envoy in Singapore had told the city-state that his country could survive any sanctions because of its abundance of natural resources. He said he had given up on them (Myanmars rulers) a decade ago, called them 'dense and stupid and said they had mismanaged the countrys great natural resources, according to the US cable classified as confidential.Lee said dealing with the regime was like 'talking to dead people. Lee believed the Myanmar problem could be solved if a younger generation of generals who were less obtuse would step forward and possibly forge a power-sharing agreement with the countrys democracy movement, the cable said. They could share power with the democracy activists, although probably not with Aung San Suu Kyi, who was anathema to the military, it said. Lee also reportedly told Thomas Christensen, the former deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs, in the meeting that ASEAN should not have admitted Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam as members in the 1990s. The older members of ASEAN shared common values and an antipathy to Communism, the leaked diplomatic cable released on WikiLeaks website said. Those values had been 'muddied by the new members, and their economic and social problems made it doubtful they would ever behave like the older ASEAN members. Asked about the prospects of ASEAN appointing an envoy to Myanmar, Lee suggested that Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyonos military background would make him an ideal candidate for the post. He suggested that Indonesian President Yudhoyono could potentially be an interlocutor, the US cable said.As a former general, SBY might be able to meet with Senior General Than Shwe and get him to listen. Furthermore, SBY is 'keen to play the role of peacemaker but the challenge would be getting someone who is not too close to the US to ask him to do it. Lee, 87, was Singapores first prime minister. He now holds the title of minister mentor and remains a highly influential figure in local politics.