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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Building International Support

VZCZCXYZ0010
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKL #0520 0790845
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 200845Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8796
INFO RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA IMMEDIATE 0106
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 1011

UNCLAS KUALA LUMPUR 000520

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR DRL/MLGA JULIETA NOYES AND IO/RHS DOUG ROHN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM ZI MY
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: BUILDING INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
FOR DEMOCRACY IN ZIMBABWE

REF: A. STATE 33284

B. STATE 34009

(SBU) We delivered reftel demarches on March 20 to the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Multilateral Affairs Bureau,
Principal Assistant Secretary for Human Rights, Ms. Astanah
Banu Shri Abdul Aziz. Ms. Astanah assured us the Government
of Malaysia was watching the developments in Zimbabwe. She
commented that, consistent with Malaysia's general practice
of non-interference, it was unlikely the GOM would issue a
statement condemning Zimbabwe's actions, and even less likely
that Malaysia would make any effort to raise the issue before
the UN Human Rights Council.
LAFLEUR

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