Wisma Putra lodges police report over leaked diplomatic note

PUTRAJAYA: Wisma Putra has lodged a police report so that investigations over the dissemination of a confidential diplomatic note can be initiated.

The Foreign Ministry said an internal investigation was carried out, and it has been revealed that the unauthorised dissemination of the note did not originate from the ministry.

The diplomatic note in question was dated Sept 20 last year and was received by the Malaysian Embassy in Rabat, Morocco.

The ministry, however, did not specify what was in the diplomatic note.

“The ministry has consistently underscored the importance of maintaining confidentiality of diplomatic communication with friendly nations and other international partners.

“We consider the unauthorised dissemination of such documents as an irresponsible act,” said the ministry in a statement on Friday (Feb 23).

Wisma Putra said that it had provided clarification to the concerned partner country and had expressed regret over the incident.

“A police report has been filed to initiate an investigation, and the ministry is committed to offering full cooperation to the authorities throughout this process.

“In light of the potential negative impact on the international community’s confidence in Malaysia that such an action can cause, the ministry urges an immediate halt to the circulation of the document,” it said.

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