Cablegate: Results of Blue Lantern Check On Application
DE RUEHGP #1966 2980924
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 250924Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4303
INFO RUEHJA/AMEMBASSY JAKARTA 5341
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS SINGAPORE 001966
STATE FOR PM/DTTC BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC ETRD ECON KOMC ID SN
SUBJECT: RESULTS OF BLUE LANTERN CHECK ON APPLICATION
REF: A. STATE 127871
B. JAKARTA 2898
1. (SBU) Per reftel, post conducted a site visit to
establish the bona fides of Mega Indah Cargo Pte Ltd.
2. (SBU) Mega Indah Cargo is a limited exempt private
company that has been operating in Singapore since 1978.
(Note: The company was established under a different name,
Soon Hong Hang Pte Ltd. End note.) Singapore's online
business directory, Biznet, lists the company's principal
Name: Chandra Budhi
Address: 13 Jalan Kusuma Negara, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Name: Wong Kiah Peng
Address: 205 Balestier Road, #09-02, Ruby Plaza, Singapore
Nationality: Singapore Permanent Resident
Address: 22 Newton Road, #30-11, Amaryllis Ville, Singapore
3. (SBU) DHS/ICE databases revealed no negative information
about Mega Indah Cargo.
4. (SBU) We visited Mega Indah's warehouse on October 24.
However, no one on the premises could answer our questions
regarding reftel transaction, and we were asked to contact
manager Raymond Quek via telephone. Quek told us that Mega
Indah does not maintain detailed records in Singapore.
Bookkeeping is handled at the company's main office in
Jakarta. Mega Indah's Singapore operation does not interact
directly with customers outside of the country, he said.
Instead, all shipments for Indonesia, for example, are
forwarded to Mega Indah Jakarta for delivery. As a result,
Quek could not provide any information about Mega Indah's
relationship with the consignee, PT Sarigema Dinamika.
However, he did say that Mega Indah had a longstanding
relationship with the American seller, Sun Aviation.
5. (SBU) In our assessment, Mega Indah operations in
Singapore appear legitimate.
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