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Cablegate: Allegations That Singapore Firm Brokered Sale Of

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FM AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5393
INFO RUEHGO/AMEMBASSY RANGOON 2056
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL 4232
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 5913

UNCLAS SINGAPORE 000648

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC PREL BM KN SN
SUBJECT: ALLEGATIONS THAT SINGAPORE FIRM BROKERED SALE OF
WEAPONS FROM NORTH KOREA TO BURMA

1. (U) In April, local media reported on a story that first
appeared in the Japanese press that North Korea had exported
multiple rocket launchers to Burma through a Singaporean
trading company.

2. (SBU) The allegations that a local trading company was
involved in the sale of rocket launchers from North Korea to
Burma were fully investigated and there is no evidence a
Singaporean firm was involved or that such a transaction took
place, Sharon SEAH Li-Lian, MFA Assistant Director for the
International Organisations Directorate, told Emboffs June 5.
Ms. Seah's response echoed a written statement Foreign
Minister George Yeo issued May 26 in response to a question
from Parliament. Singapore agencies continue to monitor the
situation closely and will undertake enforcement actions if
necessary, Ms. Seah said.

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