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Cablegate: Fy-2003 Iv Program: Maldivian Nomination For

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140749Z Jan 03

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 000083

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/P-SUSAN LOCKWOOD/AZZA ZAKI; INFO
ECA/PE/V/G/N-ALICE SHIFFLETT; ECA/PE/V/P-ALISON
MOYLAN/SEQUITA ROBINSON; SA/PD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO OEXC
SUBJECT: FY-2003 IV PROGRAM: MALDIVIAN NOMINATION FOR
MRP ON "ACCOUNTABILITY IN GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS"
(VERSION 2): JULY 10-31, 2003

REF: (A) STATE 07814, (B) 02 COLOMBO 02170, (C) 02

COLOMBO 01900

1. POST NOMINATES MR. MUHSIN ABDULLA, DIRECTOR FINANCE,
MALDIVES TRANSPORT AND CONTRACTING COMPANY (PLC) LTD.,
FOR PARTICIPATION IN SUBJECT PROJECT. MR. MUHSIN WAS
ORIGINALLY NOMINATED FOR MRP ON "ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN
THE U.S." BUT WOULD LIKE HIM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS
PROJECT.

2. NOMINATION IS AS FOLLOWS:
EXPORT-SOURCE: USIS EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.0
POST-EMAIL: rscmb@pd.state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Colombo
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 2929
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
USIA-OFFICE: E/VGN
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 75
USIA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Entrepreneurship - May 29 - June 19, 2003
(Maldives)
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 05/26/2003
SESSION-DATE: 05/29/2003
RETURN-POST: 06/24/2003
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 2
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of the MPP on Economic
Development
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
USIA-OFFICE-ID: 1039
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: MRP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 2929
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Economic & Business Development
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Abdul
M-NAME: Muhsin
L-NAME: ABDULLA
SUFFIX:
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Maldives Transport and Contracting Comp.
M-ADDR2: 181 Boduthakurufaanu Magu
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Male'
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Maldives
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: (960) 32-6822
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL:
M-CNTRY-ID: MV
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 04/15/1959
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Male'
BIRTH-CNTRY: Maldives
CITIZ-CNTRY: Maldives
RES-CNTRY: Maldives
START MEMO POSITION:
Director Finance, Maldives Transport and Contracting
Company (PLC) Ltd., April 1996- to date
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1984-96 - Accountant; Senior Secretary Finance; Chief
Accountant; and Deputy Director Finance, at
Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (PLC) Ltd.
1978-84 - Audit Accountant/Office Assistant, Government
Audit Office, Male
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Singapore - 1994-96 - For Studies
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Management Training, University of Singapore, 1996
Diploma in - System Manager, General Ledger, Financial
Statement, Report Writing, and Order Processing,
Solomon Software (Accounting), Singapore, 1994-95
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
Does not consume pork and alcohol
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: unknown
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of the MPP on Economic
Development
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Stephen Holgate
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Muhsin who has previously worked for the government
now works as an accountant at the largest public
company in the Maldives, the Maldives Transport and
Contracting Company (PLC) Ltd. (MTCC). MTCC, which has
shares owned by the government, banks, other companies
and individuals, is involved in general trading, sea
transporting, building construction, island harbor
dredging, equipment rental and real estate. They are
also agents for a number of products with reputed brand
names.
Mr. Muhsin, as the accountant plays a vital role in
keeping financial discipline in the biggest from
Maldivian standards. Although he has had exposure to
financial field in countries like Singapore and Sri
Lanka he has not had the opportunity to get any
exposure to the U.S. or any other western country.
Mr. Muhsin will be a strong private sector candidate
from the Maldives for an IV program. This will provide
him the opportunity to see for himself and understand
ethical standards are defined, monitored and enforced
in the government and the private sector in the U.S.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Public Affairs Section
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 107
PERSON-ID: 84
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: MV
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: MV
RES-CNTRY-ID: MV
FIRST-LANG-ID:
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 2929
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
NOM-STATUS: N
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:

3. PLEASE ADVISE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE NOMINATIONS.
WILLS

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