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NSA surveillance list of leaders included former Malaysian PM Abdullah Badawi: Der Spiegel

Published on Mar 30, 2014 12:29 AM

BERLIN - Secret documents disclosed by German newspaper Der Spiegel on Saturday showed former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi's name listed among leaders reportedly targeted by the National Security Agency (NSA) for surveillance.

The report, however, did not give any further details on the surveillance of the former Malaysian premier.

More than one hundred names of foreign leaders figure in the list.

A series of classified files from the archive provided to reporters by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, also seen by The Intercept, reveal that the NSA included German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the list.

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