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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Hong Kong Leahy Vetting Request -

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #5301 3652337
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 302325Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHHK/AMCONSUL HONG KONG IMMEDIATE 6126
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 7316
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 135301

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PHUM ASEC KCRM SNAR HK TH
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR HONG KONG LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
ILEA BANGKOK CLANDESTINE LAB INVESTIGATIONS/ CHEMICAL CONTROL COURSE

REF: Hong Kong 1882

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and finds that,
as of this date, it possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights by the individuals listed below. These
individuals are candidates to attend the ILEA Bangkok - Clandestine
Lab Investigations/Chemical Control Course from January 12-23, 2009.

2. (U) Candidates:

Name: Ms. TANG, Suk-chun
DPOB: January 19, 1969; Hong Kong
Rank: Woman Detective Senior Inspector, Hong Kong Police Force
PPT: 751446833 (BNO); Exp. 05/11/2015
Assignment: OIC OPS Team, Narcotics Bureau

Name: Mr. FONG, Heung-wing
DPOB: April 21, 1976; Hong Kong
Rank: Customs Inspector, Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department
PPT: K00897853 (HKSAR); Exp. 10/04/2018
Assignment: Drug investigation (Manufacturing & Distribution)

3. (U) Post may provide the following statement to authorized
parties: Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by the
individuals identified above, as of this date. Post may cite this
cable in response.

4. (U) If, in the future, post becomes aware of possible human rights
violations by the individuals listed above, post should inform the
Department and not proceed with training.

5. (U) POC for this action is Jameson DeBose:
- Email: DeBoseJL@state.gov
- Phone: 202-647-2989
RICE

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