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Cablegate: Blue Lantern: Result of Verifying Bona Fides of Registered

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHJA #1887 3200305
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 160305Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 3806

UNCLAS JAKARTA 001887

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EAP/IET, PM/DTCC/BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR - RACHAEL-THERESE
S. JOUBERT-LIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KOMC ETTC ECON ID
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN: RESULT OF VERIFYING BONA FIDES OF REGISTERED
BROKER MULANY LUWENA - CASE NO K-1996

REF: A. 09 STATE 99625
B. SECTION 38(B) (1) (A) (II) OF THE ARMS EXPORT CONTROL
C. ACT (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2778)

1. Summary: We visited PT Multijaya Sparindo - an Indonesian
entity in aviation industry supplying business - on November 2, 2009
and met with registered broker Mulany Luwena and her spouse,
Chairman Jeffrey Luwena to verify the bona fides of the company
requested in reftel. We found the company to be legitimate.
Chairman Luwena was aware of the restrictions on United States
Munition List (USML) items, particularly the prohibition against
unauthorized re-transfers and re-exports. End summary.

Background and Fact Finding
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2. On the morning of Monday 02 November 2009, Econoff visited the
offices of Multijaya Sparindo (Sparindo) located at Jalan Sultan
Agung No. 58/59D. Sparindo occupied two floors of a low-rise office
building in central Jakarta. Sparindo's offices were clearly
identified by signs on the outside of the building. In setting up
the appointment, Econoff was easily able to contact Sparindo and
speak with an individual who clearly identified herself as a
representative of the company. Setting up a meeting date at the
Sparindo office was transparent and easy.

3. Econoff was greeted by registered broker Mulany Luwena, then
handed off to Mulany's husband, Sparindo Chairman Jeffrey Luwena.
Econoff spoke with Jeffrey Luwena for approximately 30 minutes.
Luwena confirmed that he is an official representative for several
US companies: Fleer Systems Incorporated, Kaman Helicopters,
Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. Luwena advised that he primarily
supplied advanced navigation and electronic systems to clients in
the aviation industry. Sparindo's primary clients were the
Indonesian Air Force, Army, Navy and Police.

4. Sparindo was established on 08 August, 1988 and currently has
approximately 30 employees. The company generates gross sales of
approximately $20 million annually. Luwena explained that he has
had considerable assistance gaining a foothold in this industry from
his godfather, a former chief of staff for the Indonesian Air Force
who still acts as an advisor. Econoff confirmed that Sparindo does
not/not store USML items on behalf of its clients, and instead
relies on Kellstrom, a US firm located in Florida, to manage and
store products on their behalf.

5. Econoff is unaware of any derogatory background information on
Sparindo. Econoff highlighted to Mr. Luwena the important position
that he occupied as a named and authorized representative of USML
products and urged him to always comply with regulations which
regulated businesses such as his, and primarily with regards to end
user documentation. Mr. Luwena stated that he understood the
importance of this issue and that he was never to re-transfer or
re-export and piece of equipment not strictly authorized for this
purpose.

OSIUS

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