An Indonesian lawmaker is warning that diplomatic relations with Burma may suffer, if it turns out that Indonesia's embassy in Rangoon was the target of eavesdropping by Burma's military government.
Djoko Susilo, a member of a parliamentary foreign affairs commission, said Indonesia's diplomatic representation in Burma could be reduced, if an investigation confirms that electronic eavesdropping of Indonesia's embassy took place.
Such activities should be deplored, he said, because Indonesia has always tried to deflect international criticism of the Burmese ruling military.
The alleged bugging was uncovered by a security team from Jakarta.
In a statement released today (Monday) the Burmese government denied the eavesdropping allegations, urging Indonesia "to dispel the false media reports."
Information for this report is provided by AFP.