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STATE FOR EAP/MLS, L/EAP, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR AND DRL
PACOM FOR FPA CHRISTY, JIATF/WEST FOR COMMANDER BUSCH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR MOPS PREL PHUM TH
SUBJECT: THAILAND EMBASSY/STATE DEPARTMENT HUMAN RIGHTS
VETTING FOR: JUSMAG -COURSES, U.S. FEBRUARY 18 - MARCH 19, 2010 AND
FEBRUARY 22, 2010 - JUNE 17, 2012

REF: A. JUSMAG MEMO DATED JANUARY 27, 2010
B. 05 STATE 021314 - GUIDANCE
C. 03 STATE 34981 - GUIDANCE

1. (U) This is an action request for human rights verification
required by the Leahy Amendment; see Para. 2.

2. (U) JUSMAG Bangkok has requested that the Embassy/State
Department complete human rights vetting request for the 3
individuals listed below, who have been selected to attend the
below-mentioned courses. Embassy Bangkok possesses no credible
information at this time of gross violations of human rights by
these persons. Embassy Bangkok Political Officer, Gillian R. Apfel,
is the verifying officer for the Embassy/Department of State.

- Course: Comprehensive Crisis Management, Asia Pacific for
Security Studies Center, Honolulu, HI, February 18- March 19, 2010.
JUSMAG is the funding agency.

Name: Kasem Niamchay
DPOB: June 25, 1971; Chonburi Province, Thailand
Title/Rank: Commander
Unit: Strategic Studies Division, Center for Naval Strategic
Studies

Name: Surat Arunlerktawin
DPOB: Oct 1, 1960; Ayutthaya Province, Thailand
Title/Rank: Police Colonel
Unit: International Law Enforcement Academy

- Course: TOEFL Preparation and Operations Research-MS, Lackland
AFB, TX and Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 22 February 22,
2010- June 17, 2012. JUSMAG is the funding agency.

Name: Peerapong Yoosiri
DPOB: May 30, 1974; Samutsongkram Province, Thailand
Title/Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Unit: Personnel Department, Royal Thai Navy

JOHN

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