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Cablegate: Indictment of Four Malaysian Entities and The

P 222046Z SEP 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR PRIORITY

UNCLAS STATE 101192


SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC PREL PARM IR MY

SUBJECT: INDICTMENT OF FOUR MALAYSIAN ENTITIES AND THE
ADDITION OF NINE COMPANIES AND FIVE INDIVIDUALS TO THE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ENTITY LIST

1. (U) This is an action request. Please see paragraph 5.

2. (SBU) BACKGROUND: On September 17, a federal grand
jury in Miami, Florida returned a superseding indictment
charging eight individuals and eight corporations, including
two individuals and two corporations in Malaysia, in
connection with their participation in conspiracies to export
U.S. manufactured commodities to prohibited entities and to
Iran. Information on this indictment was passed Septel.
Additionally, on Wednesday September 17, 2008, the U.S.
announced the transfer of all the existing parties on the
Mayrow General Order No. 3 to the Department of Commerce
Entity List. This transfer will improve the ability of
exporters to screen potential recipients of items subject to
the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Also on that
date, the Department of Commerce announced that a significant
number of new entities identified through its Mayrow
investigation will be added to the Entity List. While some
of these entities and individuals are located in Iran, a
number of entities are located in Malaysia. Overall,
entities and individuals in 13 locations will be affected.
Consistent with our nonproliferation cooperation, we seek to
notify Malaysia about the details of this action, and urge
Malaysia to share information with us regarding these
companies/ individuals.

3. (SBU) On September 17, Acting Assistant Secretary
McNerney notified Charge d,Affaires Ilango Karuppannan at
the Malaysian Embassy in Washington of Commerce,s actions
and indicated that we would send a nonpaper with additional
details, which is provided in para 6. The conversation was
positive, and the GOM committed to look into the matter. The
Charge requested a copy of the list of companies, which ISN
passed to the Malaysian Embassy. (EAP/MTS emailed this list
to Embassy KL on September 17 and the same list is included
in the nonpaper below.)

4. (SBU) On June 5, 2006, the Department of Commerce
published Mayrow General Order No. 3 imposing licensing
requirements on most exports and reexports of dual-use items
to named entities. The entities named in Mayrow General
Order No. 3 were all affiliated with the Mayrow Trading
Network (Mayrow) in Dubai, UAE and play a vital role in
buying, funding, and supplying parts and knowledge to build
IEDs and other explosive devices for use in Iraq and
Afghanistan. The General Order was expanded on September 6,
2006 and June 8, 2007 to cover additional entities affiliated
with Mayrow Trading Inc., including two Malaysian entities.

5. (SBU) ACTION REQUEST: Post is requested to approach
appropriate host government officials to deliver the nonpaper
in para 6. In doing so, posts should pursue the following
objectives:

-- Follow-up with Malaysian officials on the publication of
additional Malaysian entities (companies and individuals)
affiliated with Mayrow General Trading on the Department of
Commerce Entity List.

-- Urge Malaysia to share any information it has with us
regarding these companies/ individuals.

6. (U) Begin U.S. non-paper:

-- On September 17, a federal grand jury in Miami, Florida
returned an indictment charging eight individuals and eight
corporations, including two individuals resident in Malaysia
and two corporations in Malaysia, in connection with their
participation in conspiracies to export U.S. manufactured
commodities to prohibited entities and to Iran.

-- In addition, on Wednesday September 17, the U.S.
Department of Commerce transferred the parties currently on
General Order 3 (the &Mayrow General Order8) to the Entity
List.

-- Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International
Security and Nonproliferation Patricia McNerney informed your
Charge, in Washington of this action.

-- The Entity List is a public list of end-users that the
U.S. believes pose a risk of diverting U.S.-origin goods to
activities detrimental to U.S. foreign or national security
interests, such as supporting terrorism or engaging in
WMD-related activities.

-- This list informs the public about the export license
requirements to export or reexport most items subject to the
Department of Commerce,s export controls to the listed
entities and therefore simplifies exporter,s screening of
potential customers.

-- We previously informed Malaysia in 2007 that Malaysian
entities, Vast Solution Sdn Bhd and Majid Seif, were added to
the General Order on June 8, 2007. They will now be
transferred to the Entity List.

-- Also on Wednesday September 17, the United States imposed
strict export licensing requirements on eight additional
companies and four additional individuals in Malaysia. As a
result, a U.S. license is required for the export or
re-export of any U.S. origin dual-use item to these listed
persons.

-- We believe these companies and individuals are associated
with the Mayrow General Trading network and have been engaged
in acquiring electronic components and devices capable of
being used to construct Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs),
as well as other items for use in proliferation-related
activities.

-- We are taking these actions because these commodities have
been, and may continue to be, employed in IEDs or other
explosive devices used against Coalition Forces in Iraq and
Afghanistan.

-- U.S.-origin goods diverted to Iran via this network have
included those controlled by the Commerce Department for
missile technology, national security and anti-terrorism
reasons, as well as those controlled under the International
Traffic in Arms Regulations.

-- This action will affect companies and individuals in
thirteen countries, not just Malaysia. We anticipate that
these new requirements will have little or no bilateral trade
impact.

-- We encourage you to share any information you have on
these companies/ individuals with us.

-- We are providing you details on each of these companies
and individuals for your information.

-- We will provide additional information, as it becomes
available. We hope that your government will take appropriate
actions to curtail these proliferation activities.

-- We note that having a comprehensive export control system
would allow your government to better control these
activities.

-- Our Congress is considering draft legislation which would
require that transshipment countries without sufficient
export controls be placed in the Department of Commerce,s
Country Group C as a &country of diversion concern8. This
would mean more restricted high technology trade.

-- We urge Malaysia to quickly enact and fully implement a
comprehensive export control system. We are ready to work
with you and to provide any necessary assistance.

-- The following companies and individuals now appear on the
revised Entity List:

Entities:

1. Ace Hub System: Address: No. 15, Jalan PJS 11/16, Taman
Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

2. Analytical Solutions: Address: #GB (Ground Floor),
Pearl Tower, O.G. Heights, Jalan Awan Cina, 58200, Kuala
Lampur, Malaysia

3. Antcorp System: Address: 5-02 Wisma Pantai, Jalan Wisma
Pantai, 12200 Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia

4. East Tech: Malaysia (no address available)

5. Eco Biochem SDN BHD: Address: No. 15, Jalan PJS 11/16,
Taman Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E.,
Malaysia

6. Fetsco Marketing SDN BHD: Address: 97C, Jalan Kenari
23, Puchong Jaya, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia; and Suite D23,
Tkt. 2, Plaze Pekeliling, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekkutuan, Malaysia

7. Nexus Empire, a.k.a., Vast Solution: Address: 27-06,
Amcorp Bldg, Jalan Persiaran Barat, Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
Malaysia

8. Vast Solution Sdn Bhd: Address: 27-06 Amcorp Building,
Jalan 18, Persiaran Barat, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
Malaysia

9. VTE Industrial Automation SDN BHD: Address: 97C, Jalan
Kenari 23, Puchong Jaya, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

Individuals

1. Ahmed Rahzad, a.k.a. Saeb Karim: Address: 27-06 Amcorp
Building, Jalan 18, Persiaran Barat, Petaling Jaya, 46050
Selangor, Malaysia

Ahmed Rahzad may be associated with Vast Solutions in
Malaysia.

2. Ann Teck Tong: Address: 97C, Jalan Kenari 23, Puchong
Jaya, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia; and Suite D23, Tkt. 2,
Plaza Pekeliling, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah,
Persekkutuan, Malaysia

Ann Teck Tong serves on the board of directors for Fetsco
Marketing in Malaysia.

3. Brian Kaam, a.k.a., Keem Chee Mun: Address: No. 15,
Jalan PJS 11/16, Taman Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia

Brian Kaam, a.k.a., Mr. Kaam Chee Mun, works for Ace Hub
System SDN BHD and Eco Biochem SDN BHD in Malaysia.

4. Majid Seif, a.k.a., Mark Ong and Matti Chong: Address:
27-06 Amcorp Building, Jalan 18, Persiaran Barat 46050
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Seif was added to EAR General Order Number 3 on June 8, 2007.

5. Mohd Ansari: Address: #GB (Ground Floor), Pearl Tower,
O.G. Heights, Jalan Awan Cina, 58200, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

Mohd Ansari has been identified as working for Antcorp System
in Malaysia.

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REPORTING DEADLINE AND POC
--------------------------
6. (U) Post is requested to report any substantive responses
within seven (7) days of receipt of this cable. Lisa Meyers
(ISN/CPI, 202-736-7939 MeyersLA@state.sgov.gov) and Daniel
Bischof (EAP/MTS, 202-647-4932 bischofdr@state.gov) are the
Department's POCs for this activity.
RICE


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