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Cablegate: Results of Blue Lantern Check On License 05-1007632

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STATE FOR PM/DTTC BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

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SUBJECT: RESULTS OF BLUE LANTERN CHECK ON LICENSE 05-1007632

REF: STATE 156403

1. Per reftel, Post conducted a site visit of Roots
Communications to confirm its contract with Singapore
Technologies.

2. Roots Communications Pte. Ltd. is a limited private
company that has been operating in Singapore since April 25,
1997. Singapore's online business directory, Biznet, lists
the company's principle officers as:

Name: FOH Chek Hoo
Nationality: Singaporean
ID: S1784916F
Address: 16 Oei Tiong Ham Park, Singapore, 267022

Name: TIO Ngi Hin
Nationality: Singaporean
ID: S1843155F
Address: 22 Pasir Ris Way, Pasir Ris Beach Park, Singapore,
518538

Name: KOH Nai Lip
Nationality: Singaporean
ID: S2532980E
Address: 151 Jalan Pelikat, Charlton Park, Singapore, 537627

3. DHS/ICE databases revealed no negative information about
Roots Communications.

4. Econoff on September 29 visited Roots Communication at
address listed reftel and spoke with Account Manager Eugene
Sng. Sng confirmed the order for an aircraft motor generator
and explained that Roots Communications acts as the Singapore
distributor for Aeroflex, Inc. Aeroflex had advised Roots of
the restrictions on USML commodities, but Roots only deals
with such items occasionally, he said.

5. Via e-mail, LIM Kwok Leong of ST Electronics (Singapore
Technologies) confirmed the company had placed the order for
a motor generator through Roots Communications. The
generator will be used on a temperature datum test set and
stored at ST Electronics prior to installation, according to
Lim. Singapore Technologies, in which Temasek, the Singapore
Government's holding company, owns a majority interest,
handles many if not most of the Singapore Armed Forces
procurement contracts.

7. Roots Communications appeared to be a legitimate
electronics company, but one which does not typically deal in
USML items. Eugene Sng seemed aware that restrictions on
such items exist, even though he was not familiar with the
details of these restrictions.
HERBOLD

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