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Cablegate: Results of Blue Lantern Check On License 05-1009651

VZCZCXYZ0001
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHGP #3766 3460301
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 120301Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2030
INFO RUEHKL/AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR 4395
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RUCNFB/FBI WASHDC
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS SINGAPORE 003766

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR PM/DTTC BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
KUALA LUMPUR FOR NHAN NGUYEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC SN
SUBJECT: RESULTS OF BLUE LANTERN CHECK ON LICENSE 05-1009651

REF: STATE 188176

1. (U) Per reftel, Post made inquiries to confirm the order
with Penta-Kohden listed reftel.

2. (U) Penta-Kohden Marketing Pte. Ltd. is a limited exempt
private company that has been operating in Singapore since
April 4, 1999. Singapore's online business directory,
Biznet, lists the company's principle officers as:

Name: LEONG Wai Fong
Nationality: Singaporean
ID: S0590991J
Address: 8 Holland Avenue, #11-22, Singapore, 271008

Name: LIM Teck Seng (aka Jack LIM)
Nationality: Singaporean
ID: S1230893J
Address: 97 Cashew Road, #12-04, Singapore, 679668

3. (SBU) DHS/ICE databases revealed no negative information
about Penta-Kohden Marketing Pte. Ltd.

4. (SBU) Econoff on December 11 spoke with Jack Lim,
Managing Director of Penta-Kohden. Lim confirmed that SME
Ordinance had placed an order for ammunition on behalf of the
Malaysian Army Shooting Contingent. According to Lim, the
ammunition will be used by the Malaysian Army's shooting team
in preparation for and during competitions. Lim stated that
Penta-Kohden was the regional product representative for
Federal Cartridge Company, hence its involvement in this
transaction. Penta-Kohden had done business with SME
Ordinance for approximately three years, and Lim said that he
had no reason to doubt that SME Ordinance was a reliable
recipient of U.S. Munitions List commodities.
HERBOLD

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