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Cablegate: Fy-2003 Iv Program: Maldivian Nomination For

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080708Z May 03

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 COLOMBO 000769

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/P-SUSAN LOCKWOOD/AZZA ZAKI; INFO
ECA/PE/V/G/N-ALICE SHIFFLETT; 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) SLOCKWOOD/RSANDANAYAKE E-MAIL OF 5/6/03, (B)

STATE 07814, (C) 02 COLOMBO 02170, (D) 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 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS
PROJECT.

2. NOMINATION IS AS FOLLOWS:

START FIXED-FORMAT TEXT (PLEASE DO NOT EDIT):
: The following data is in a fixed format which enables
: automated processing in Washington and should not be
: edited except by means of the Post-EVDB software.
EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.5
POST-EMAIL: rscmb@pd.state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Colombo
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 2929
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VGN
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 94
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Accountability in Government and Business
(Version 2) - July 10-31, 2003 (Maldives)
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 07/07/2003
SESSION-DATE: 07/10/2003
RETURN-POST: 08/03/2003
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 2
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of the MPP goal on
Economic Development
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-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: Anti-Corruption
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Abdul
M-NAME: Muhsin
L-NAME: ABDULLA
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
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: unkown
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
This nomination is in support of MPP goal 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 as an acccountant
for the government now works as the Director, Finance
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 Director Finance, 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 how
ethical standards are defined, monitored and enforces
in the government and the private sector in the U.S.
He will be able to bring in financial decipline and
accountability in private sector in the Maldives.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Public Affairs
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: Yes
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: Yes
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 128
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
DS2019-ACTION: 0
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
END FIXED-FORMAT TEXT:

3. PLEASE ADVISE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS NOMINATION.
WILLS

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