The National Govt refusing to make public a controversial letter from upset Arab sheikh…

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Prime Minister John Key, who received a letter from a Saudi sheikh upset about New Zealand's ban on live sheep exports ...

NZ Prime Minister John key:

KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ
Prime Minister John Key, who received a letter from a Saudi sheikh upset about New Zealand’s ban on live sheep exports for slaughter.
The Government is refusing to make public a letter to Prime Minister John Key from the Saudi sheikh at the centre of a controversial farm deal.

The missive is mentioned in a May 2010 dispatch from diplomats in Riyadh. It was among hundreds of pages of official documents released by Foreign Minister Murray McCully earlier this week.

Fairfax Media asked Key’s office to release a copy of the letter. But a spokesman for McCully said it was withheld, citing various provisions of the Official Information Act.

These were “to avoid prejudicing the international relations of the New Zealand Government…to protect individuals’ privacy…[and] to protect the supply of confidential information by a third party.”

The Government has been under pressure…

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