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Cablegate: Embassy Phnom Penh

VZCZCXYZ0004
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHPF #0963 3400948
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 050948Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0169

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000963

SIPDIS

SECSTATE FOR INL/C/CJ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL CB
SUBJ: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR CAMBODIAN NOMINEES FOR ILEA "ADVANCED
MANAGEMENT" COURSE IN ROSWELL, NM; REQUEST RESPONSE BY DECEMBER 19,
2008

REF: PHNOM PENH 962
STATE 112665

1. This is an action cable. See Paragraph Six.

2. Reftel is guidance for screening nominees for U.S.-sponsored
training programs.

3. Post requests a Leahy vetting response from the Department by
December 19, 2008. The individuals listed below will attend ILEA
Advanced Management Course scheduled for January 12 - February 6,
2009 with report date of January 11, 2009 in Roswell, New Mexico.
To comply with the Leahy amendment relative to U.S.-sponsored
security assistance training, the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh conducted
local human rights vetting for the following individuals selected
for ILEA-funded training:

NOMINEES:

NAME: LOEUK, Sarith (Male)
DPOB: Oct. 10, 1957; Svay Rieng
POSITION: Office Chief
RANK: Lt. Col.
DEPT/UNIT: MOI, Anti-Drug Dept.


ALTERNATES:
NAME: SIN, Nay Tuy (Male)
DPOB: Mar. 16, 1954; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Office Chief
RANK: Lt. Col.
DEPT/UNIT: MOI, Anti-Drug Dept.

4. U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has reviewed its files and finds that,
as of this date, it possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights by the above-mentioned individuals.

5. The individuals listed above will attend ILEA Advanced
Management Course scheduled for January 12 - February 6, 2009 with
report date of January 11, 2009 in Roswell, New Mexico. These
courses will provide the participants with an understanding on
current approaches to dealing with precursor chemicals and
clandestine laboratories. The Advanced Management Course is a law
enforcement training program for middle management law enforcement
and other criminal justice professionals at the level of
superintendent and above (or comparable stature within participating
criminal justice organizations), designated by their government as
having responsibility for vital areas of national enforcement. The
ideal candidates are those with substantial experience in the areas
of terrorism, drug control, financial crime investigation and
related issues.

6. Please verify whether the Department possesses any credible
information that the individuals named above have been implicated in
gross violations of human rights. Post requests a Leahy vetting
response from the Department by December 19, 2008.

7. Point of contact for Amembassy Phnom Penh is Janet Deutsch at
deutschje@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118, or Lidia Anderson at
andersonll1@state.gov or tel: 855-023-728-687.

RODLEY

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