NZ government support for the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh and the attack on her funeral

Mohammed Khan made this Official Information request to Nanaia Mahuta

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Nanaia Mahuta should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Mohammed Khan

Dear Nanaia Mahuta,

A statement was made on the @NanaiaMahuta Twitter account- https://twitter.com/NanaiaMahuta/status/... - which deliberately obscured the known facts in regards the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh- that it was a deliberate killing by zionists of the 'Israel' 'Defense Forces' group, and that the assault on her funeral by 'Israeli' 'Police' was unprovoked. Only supporters of the genocide of the Palestinian people believe otherwise.

Produce all documents and communications which led to the production of this statement playing down the murder of Mrs. Abu Akleh and the attack against her funeral. Including- for example- communications with your masters in the US and 'Israel'.

Cheers,
Mohammed Khan

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Nanaia Mahuta

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Nanaia Mahuta

Tēnā koe xxxx,

I acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated 16/05/22.

We received your request on 16/05/22. We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 14/06/22, being 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact our office. If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your request, please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken into account.

Ngā mihi
Office of Hon Nanaia Mahuta

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Tēnā koe Mohammed Khan,

I acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated 16/05/22.

We received your request on 16/05/22. We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 14/06/22, being 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact our office. If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your request, please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken into account.

Ngā mihi
Office of Hon Nanaia Mahuta

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Kia ora Mohammed Khan

 

Please find attached a response from the Minister of Foreign Affairs to
your OIA request on 16 May.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Foreign Affairs Private Secretary

 

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Minister of Foreign Affairs |
Minister of Local Government |
Associate Minister for Māori
Development

DDI: +64 4 817 8711

Private Bag 18041, Parliament
Buildings, Wellington 6160, New
Zealand

 

 

 

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From: Mohammed Khan

Thanks Nanaia,

This (late) response is not responsive to my request. I am already well aware of your policy of 'balancing' the human rights of the indigenous population of the land of Palestine with the desire of your zionist friends to shoot, burn, rob, torture, and molest them.

I am very confused as to why you are referencing section 16(1)(e) of the Official Information Act in this response. I had specifically requested the communications that led to the publication of this statement denying the well-known responsibility of the zionist entity for this terrorist attack.

Your summary doesn't respond to the actual request as it does not provide any information as to who engaged in said communications in regards the drafting of the tweet, what was communicated in those communications, nor any documents referenced in those communications, simply that some communications occurred, which anyone could have guessed without making a request at all.

A summary that does actually provides that information could be considered an actual response in compliance with section 16(1)(e), and I would then need to make a second request to request an electronic form of the communications that comprised the "normal sign-out process, which includes review by senior Ministry officials and advice to my office... A small number of emails were sent during this drafting and sign-out process."

However, given that no summary of those email and/or other electronic communications has been produced, if you provided an electronic form of the communications, which is their native form and what any reasonable person would expect to be produced in response to a request like this, this would save MFAT resources from being used to write up a full summary before potentially receiving a second request.

Cheers,
Mohammed

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From: Foreign Affairs Portfolio

Thank you for contacting the office of Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of
Foreign Affairs.

Minister Mahuta receives a significant volume of correspondence:

If your message is for Minister Mahuta’s advice, or if you have copied
your email to another Minister and/or Member of Parliament with more
appropriate portfolio responsibilities, then this will be noted,

o If you have invited Minister Mahuta to an event, then a member of
staff may contact you for more information if the Minister’s
attendance might be possible,
o If you have made a request for official information, then this will be
managed in accordance with the provisions of the Official Information
Act 1982, which may include transfer to a more relevant Minister or
agency,
o If you have made a request under the Privacy Act, then this will be
managed in accordance with the principles of the Privacy Act 1993,
which may include transfer to a more relevant Minister or agency,
o If you are a journalist, then your request will be triaged by a Press
Secretary, or you can make a media request by visiting the following
link  [1]Media Request
o To find out more about Minister Mahuta read her [2]biography or recent
[3]statements.

 Ngâ mihi

 

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