S’pore clarifies but does not deny Najib’s Altantuya, opportunist remarks

(The Straits Times) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that Singapore’s High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur T Jasudasen had been asked to see Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato’ Seri Anifah Aman this morning regarding press reports of US Embassy cables leaked by WikiLeaks.

He also received a protest note.

Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo called Mr Anifah later on Tuesday to clarify Singapore’s policy of not commenting on leaks.

Highlighting a disparity of facts, the MFA spokesman said the ‘specific complaints raised by the Malaysians, what Singapore officials were alleged by WikiLeaks to have said did not tally with our own records’.

‘One purported meeting did not even take place.’ the spokesman added.

Both Mr Yeo and Mr Anifah have agreed on the importance of good bilateral relations and strengthening cooperation further.