Search

 

Cablegate: Terrorism Finance: U.S. Domestic Designation of Three

VZCZCXYZ0008
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHIN #1715 3460728
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 110728Z DEC 08
FM AIT TAIPEI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0539
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0095

UNCLAS AIT TAIPEI 001715

SIPDIS

STATE FOR INS, NEA/IR, EEB/ESC/TFS/JJALLORINA, NEA/I/JKONDOS, AND
S/CT/TDROZDENKO
TREASURY FOR TFFC LADAN ARCHIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN KTFN PTER ETTC PREL PINR UNSC ECON ET KE TW
SUBJECT: TERRORISM FINANCE: U.S. DOMESTIC DESIGNATION OF THREE
MEMBERS OF AL-SHABAAB (LIST 110)

REF: STATE 125415

1. Per reftel, Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC)
issued a formal instruction on December 8, 2008, providing all
banking institutions with information on three members of
al-Shabaab, designated by the U.S. under E.O. 13224 on November 20,
2008, for supporting terrorism. These three members are Ahmed Abdi
aw-Mohamed, Issa Osman Issa, and Mukhtar Robow.

2. In the instruction, the FSC directs Taiwan banking institutions
to treat transactions with the designated individuals and their
beneficiaries as suspected money laundering transactions, and
instantly report these transactions to the Ministry of Justice
Investigation Bureau for further investigation and action.

3. The FSC also asked the following industry associations to
request their members to comply with the December 8, 2008
instruction:

--Credit Cooperation Association
--Bills Finance Association
--Securities Firms Association
--Securities Investment Trust and Consultant Association
--Futures Commissioners Association
--Life Insurance Association
--Non-life Insurance Association
--all jewelry associations
--Credit Card Firms Association
--Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corporation
--four securities finance companies
--Joint Credit Information Center

YOUNG

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

APEC : Leaders Issue Kuala Lumpur Declaration

The leaders of the 21 APEC member economies issued the Kuala Lumpur Declaration following the first-ever virtual 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting chaired by Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Convening for the first time since the ... More>>

UN: Refugee Resettlement Numbers Fall To Lowest In Two Decades

Refugee resettlement numbers will be at a “record low” this year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday, with only 15,425 people resettled in the first nine months of 2020, compared to more than 50,000 in 2019. In 2016, resettlement ... More>>

G20: Global Co-Operation And Strong Policy Action Needed For A Sustainable Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed major weaknesses in our economies that can only be fixed through greater global co-operation and strong, targeted policy action, according to a new OECD report presented to the Leaders of the G20 countries at their ... More>>

OECD: GDP Rebounded By 9.0% In The Third Quarter Of 2020 But Remains Below Pre-Pandemic High

Following the unprecedented falls in real gross domestic product (GDP) in the first half of the year in the wake of COVID-19 containment measures, GDP in the OECD area rebounded by 9.0% in the third quarter of 2020 but it remains 4.3% below its pre-crisis ... More>>