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Cambodia cables leaked by Wikileaks reported in local media

Both The Cambodia Daily and The Phnom Penh Post published their news stories about the whistle-blower site Wikileaks’s release of over a thousand classified information that the United States had with Cambodia dating back to the early 1990s.

The Post’s Jmes O’toole reported:

WikiLeaks has pledged to release the documents in its possession gradually over the coming months, and no documents related to Cambodia were part of the batch released yesterday. According to an index of the cables, however, there are 1,010 Cambodia-related documents in the WikiLeaks archive, including 147 classified as “confidential” and five termed “secret”.

The Daily’s Douglas Gillison wrote:

By yesterday, no record concerning Cambodia had been disclosed among the 226 posted online by the website’s operators, who said they were progressively released the documents in batches.

The U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh echoed a statement made by secretary of state Hillary Clinton through its Facebook Page.

The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people’s lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems. This Administration is advancing a robust foreign policy that is focused on advancing America’s national interests and leading the world in solving the most complex challenges of our time, from fixing the global economy, to thwarting international terrorism, to stopping the spread of catastrophic weapons, to advancing human rights and universal values. In every country and in every region of the world, we are working with partners to pursue these aims.

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