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Cablegate: Department Clearance for Thailand Leahy Vetting Request -

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DE RUEHC #4355 3591557
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O R 241544Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BANGKOK IMMEDIATE 0000
INFO DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 134355

SIPDIS, SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PHUM PREL SNAR KCRM TH
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT CLEARANCE FOR THAILAND LEAHY VETTING REQUEST -
DEA BANGKOK - INTERNATIONAL ASSET FORFEITURE SEMINAR

REF: BANGKOK 3650

1. (SBU) The Department of State reviewed its files and finds that,
as of this date, it possesses no credible evidence of gross
violations of human rights committed by the individuals listed below.
These individuals are candidates to attend the DEA Bangkok -
International Asset Forfeiture Seminar at the J. W. Marriott Hotel in
Bangkok from January 5-9, 2009.

2. (U) Candidates:

Name: Sa-ad Soontorn
DPOB: 08-14-1959; Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Department of Special Investigation, Financial and Banking
Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Kraivit Ornsawang
DPOB: 12-22-1959; Bangkok, Thailand,
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Department of Special Investigation, Financial and Banking
Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Kanchai Soisuwan
DPOB: 12-10-1954; Chonburi, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Department of Special Investigation, Financial and Banking
Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Vichai Suwanprasert
DPOB: 11-08-1960; Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Department of Special Investigation, Financial and Banking
Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Therdkiat Bannakorn
DPOB: 12-10-1956; Samut Sakhon, Thailand
Title/Rank: Major
Unit: Department of Special Investigation, Financial and Banking
Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Shane Kanchanapach
DPOB: 11-06-1964; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Department of Special Investigation, Financial and Banking
Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Thanet Prathoomwan
DPOB: 05-08-1968; Sukhothai, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Subdivision 3, Economic and Cyber Crime Division, Central
Investigation Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Patphawit Wongpinit
DPOB: 01-18-1975; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Major
Unit: Subdivision 3, Economic and Cyber Crime Division, Central
Investigation Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Jessada Chomcherngphat
DPOB: 12-25-1973; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Captain
Unit: Subdivision 3, Economic and Cyber Crime Division, Central
Investigation Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Colonel Thawee Polsila
DPOB: 05-15-1973; Roi-et, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Subdivision 3, Economic and Cyber Crime Division, Central
Investigation Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Anusorn Thongsai
DPOB: 01-16-1974; Phattalung, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Subdivision 3, Economic and Cyber Crime Division, Central
Investigation Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Pongsawat Khampachuea
DPOB: 06-04-1967; Lampang, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Interrogation Section, Economic and Cyber Crime Division,
Central Investigation Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Pibhop Wongwattaporn
DPOB: 01-12-1959; Trang, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Interrogation Section, Economic and Cyber Crime Division,
Central Investigation Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Colonel Thanat Thammakulvich
DPOB: 07-09-1962; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Interrogation Section, Economic and Cyber Crime Division,
Central Investigation Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Torsak Sawatdeemongkol
DPOB: 03-29-1971; Bangkok, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Interrogation Section, Economic and Cyber Crime Division,
Central Investigation Bureau, Royal Thai Police

Name: Worapoj Phuetpol
DPOB: 04-12-1956; Suratthani, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: Interrogation Section, Economic and Cyber Crime Division,
Central Investigation Bureau, Royal Thai Police

3. (U) Post may provide the following statement to authorized
parties: Embassy verifies that the Department of State possesses no
credible information of gross violations of human rights by the
individuals identified above, as of this date. Post may cite this
cable in response.

4. (U) If, in the future, post becomes aware of possible human rights
violations by the individuals listed above, post should inform the
Department and not proceed with training.

5. (U) POC for this action is Jameson DeBose:
-Email: DeBoseJL@state.gov
-Phone: 202-647-2989
RICE

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