Memorandum of Protest:
U.S. Espionage on Malaysia
Angkatan Muda Keadilan Malaysia (AMK) reckons an exposure by Edward Snowden former CIA employees that the Government of the United States engaged in espionage on several countries in Asia including Malaysia as serious and unwelcomed that could affect diplomatic ties between U.S and Malaysia.
The exposure is very surprising as Malaysia is amongst closest “friend” to the United States. This indirectly could be perceived and insinuated that Malaysia is an “enemy” to the United States.
AMK reiterates that espionage is contrary to the principle of international law that “no state has the right to intervene in the internal or external affairs of another state for any reason whatsoever ” as provided for in the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States. This is also emphasized in United Nations General Assembly Resolutions namely the Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States and the Protection of Their Independence and Sovereignty and the Declaration on Principles of International Law Concerning Friendly Relations and Co –operation amongst States.
Considering that espionage affect the principle of sovereignty and national security of Malaysia, hence AMK hereby demand as follows:
1. Stop immediately any espionage activities against the government because it violates the principles of international law and Malaysian sovereignty;
2. Calling back a U.S. citizen involved in any form of espionage in Malaysia
3. To surrender Malaysian citizen/s who engage in espionage activities to Malaysian authorities.
4. Immediately apologize to the Malaysian Government and will not repeat any espionage activities
5. Explain the role of someone by the name of Ken Cole in advising the Attorney General of Malaysia.
AMK is giving 7 days from the date of this protest to the U.S. government to apologize through the diplomatic channel to the Government of Malaysia. AMK stand if this is not done then boycott of United States’ goods on a large scale will be done by mobilizing Malaysians to perform the boycott.
Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin
Member of Parliament, Bukit Katil
People’s Justice Party