Kuala Lumpur, Nov 26 – Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has slammed the foreign countries alleged be responsible for spying activities on Malaysia saying such a thing should not be done.
“In principle, no country has the right to engage in spying activities to gain access to classified information of other countries.
“So there is no need to spy on or monitor Malaysia,” he told reporters after opening his ministry’s Innovation Day 2013 at Universiti Putra Malaysia here Tuesday.
He was commenting on an online news portal report that secret documents leaked by American whistleblower Edward Snowden had revealed that Singapore had aided an intelligence group involving other countries that was behind an alleged spying activity in Malaysia.
Following the development, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said the Malaysian authorities were investigating thoroughly this latest media report on the alleged involvement of other countries, in particular Singapore, in spying activities against Malaysia.
He added that the ministry would be calling Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia to seek clarification on the alleged spying activities by Singapore against Malaysia.