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Sunday November 3, 2013 MYT 6:36:00 PM
Sunday November 3, 2013 MYT 6:37:08 PM
KLUANG: Spying activities on Malaysia by its allies is a serious matter and the nation deserves a full explanation on its extent as well as its purpose.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said it could cause relations between Malaysia and these countries, long established based on trust and sincerity, to be tense.
"If this (spying) is not fully explained, our long-established good relations can be adversely affected. Therefore, we need a full explanation on the extent of the spying activities and for what purpose.
"Tension can be avoided if the allies involved uphold the trust and sincerity in their relations with Malaysia," he said after attending a Deepavali open house hosted by Kahang assemblyman R.Vidyanathan on Sunday.
Also present was Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
The spying issue arose following media reports on claims by intelligence informant Edward Joseph Snowden that the United States had 90 electronic surveillance facilities throughout the world, incluing at its embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
US ambassador to Malaysia Joseph Y. Yun was reported to have reverted on the spying claims to Wisma Putra.
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