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Malaysia Summons Singapore Envoy over Spying Claim

27 November 2013

Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry summoned a senior Singaporean diplomat on Tuesday over allegations that the city-state has helped the United States and Australia tap telecommunications links in Asia for espionage. Singapore’s government has not publicly responded to the allegations, which were published on Monday in Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald and cite documents from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. “If those allegations are eventually proven, it is certainly a serious matter that the government of Malaysia strongly rejects and abhors,” said Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman—AP