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Cablegate: Results of Blue Lantern Check On Application

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R 250806Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3646
INFO RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC
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RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
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UNCLAS SINGAPORE 001389

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STATE FOR PM/DTTC BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC ETRD ECON KOMC SN
SUBJECT: RESULTS OF BLUE LANTERN CHECK ON APPLICATION
05-050049790

REF: STATE 88778

1. Post conducted a site visit on July 12, 2007 to assess
the business operations and on-site security of Flexlink
Engineering Pte. Ltd., per reftel.

2. Flexlink Engineering Pte. Ltd. is a limited exempt
private company that has been operating in Singapore since
April 3, 1993. Singapore's online business directory,
Biznet, lists the company's principal officers as:

Name: Choo Yock Meng
Nationality: Singaporean
ID: S14170971
Address: 73 Lucky Gardens, Katong Seaview Palace, Singapore

Name: Lim Mei Ling
Nationality: Singaporean
ID: S1526101C
Address: 73 Lucky Gardens, Katong Seaview Palace, Singapore

Name: Lee Shwu Fang
Nationality: Singaporean
ID: S2657786A
Address: 128 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore

3. DHS/ICE databases revealed no negative information about
Flexlink Engineering.

4. Econoff visited the address listed reftel and spoke with
Mona Lim, Administrative Manager, on July 12. Lim confirmed
reftel listed transaction and produced a purchase order from
the Defense Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). (Note:
DSTA is a statutory board that manages acquisitions and
research and development for the Ministry of Defense. End
note) She said that Flexlink acted as a sourcing
intermediary and had been working with DSTA for more than ten
years. Flexlink mainly dealt in defense articles and had
customers in several Asian countries including Australia.
Lim said her company would not take physical possession of
the reftel listed transformer assembly.

5. Lim did not seem to be especially familiar with U.S.
munitions list regulations, but Flexlink appeared to be a
legitimate, though small, company with genuine ties to the
Singapore government. However, Post recommends a
post-shipment verification if this license is granted.

Visit Embassy Singapore's Classified website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eap/singapore/ind ex.cfm
STANTON

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