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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Assa Corp Designation

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKL #1126 3660835
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 310835Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2185
INFO RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS KUALA LUMPUR 001126

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

FOR ISN, T, TREASURY, NEA/IR, AND EAP/MTS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC PREL PGOV IR MY
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: ASSA CORP DESIGNATION

REF: SECSTATE 133198

(SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche points, conveying
concerns about Bank Melli affiliate Assa Corp., to Mr.
Shazryll Zahiran, Principal Assistant Secretary in the
Malaysian Foreign Ministry's Disarmament and
Non-Proliferation Division, on December 22. Shazryll did not
provide any immediate feedback. Econoff also delivered
reftel demarche points to Jeremy Lee, head of the financial
intelligence unit at Bank Negara (the central bank), but did
not receive any reply. We will report back any subsequent
response.
KEITH

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