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Cablegate: Malaysia Not Attending Technical Seminar On Unscr

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P 250536Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR
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INFO RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY 0113
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UNCLAS KUALA LUMPUR 001455

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SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM MNUC KNNP IR MY
SUBJECT: MALAYSIA NOT ATTENDING TECHNICAL SEMINAR ON UNSCR
1737 IMPLEMENTATION

REF: STATE 119645

1. Malaysia's Foreign Ministry informed us that there would
be no Malaysian government representative at the Open-Ended
Technical Seminar on UNSCR 1737 Implementation scheduled for
26 September. According to to Bala Chandran Tharman,
Principal Assistant Secretary in the Ministry's Multilateral
Political Affairs Division, all potential Ministry attendees
were occupied with other UNGA preparations and events.
Tharman stated that he was unaware of any Government of
Malaysia official planning to attend the seminar in Vienna.

2. To Embassy's knowledge, Malaysia has yet to submit a 1737
implementation report to the UN.
KEITH

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