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Cablegate: Malysia: Designation of First East Export Bank

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DE RUEHKL #0922 3200852
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 160852Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3435
INFO RUCNASE/ASEAN MEMBER COLLECTIVE
RUCNIRA/IRAN COLLECTIVE
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS KUALA LUMPUR 000922

SENSITIVE
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STATE FOR T
STATE FOR NEA
STATE FOR ISN
STATE FOR EAP
STATE FOR EEB

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN ETRD ETTC IR KNNP MY PARM PREL PTER
SUBJECT: MALYSIA: DESIGNATION OF FIRST EAST EXPORT BANK
DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: A. SECSTATE 115135
B. KUALA LUMPUR 916
C. KUALA LUMPUR 917

1. (SBU) Econcouns delivered the points contained in Ref. A
to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Under Secretary for
Disarmament and Non-proliferation Bala Chandran Tharman on
November 5. Tharman did not provide any immediate feedback.
Econcouns also delivered via letter the points contained in
reftel to Bank Negara Deputy Governor Zamani Abdul Ghani.
Bank Negara has not yet provided any response to the letter.
A U.S. delegation led by Special Advisor for Nonproliferation
and Arms Control Robert Einhorn advised senior level
officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Office of
the Prime Minister and Bank Negara during November 3-4
meetings that First East Export Bank designation was imminent
(Refs. B and C). We will report back any subsequent
responses.
KEITH

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