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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting Request to Attend Workshop On Legal

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DE RUEHPF #0050 0220721
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 220721Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1598
INFO RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 2844

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000050

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PM-HDP, DRL, EAP/MLS, EAP/RSP AND S/GHD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KSTC PARM PREL KNNP CB
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING REQUEST TO ATTEND WORKSHOP ON LEGAL
MATTERS FOR THE ASEAN SINGLE WINDOW FEBRUARY 25-26, 2010 IN BANGKOK,
THAILAND

REF: 03 SECSTATE 034981

1. This is an action cable. See Paragraph Six.

2. Reftel is guidance for screening nominees for U.S. sponsored
training programs.

3. To comply with the Leahy amendment relative to U.S. sponsored
security assistance training, the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has
conducted local human rights vetting for the following individuals
selected for USAID Regional Development Mission Asia (RDMA) training
on Legal Matters for the ASEAN Single Window, February 25-26, 2010
in Bangkok, Thailand.

NAME: PHA, Engveng
DPOB: February 4, 1964; Kandal
POSITION: Deputy Director of Control Office and Member of the
Automated System for Customs Date (ASYCUDA) Team
RANK: Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: General Department of Customs and Excise, Ministry of
Economy and Finance

NAME: HUL, Buntha
DPOB: February 19, 1973; Phnom Penh
POSITION: Deputy Director of Planning and Free Zone Management
RANK: Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: General Department of Customs and Excise, Ministry of
Economy and Finance

NAME: YIN, Sodina
DPOB: March 31, 1973; Kampong Cham
POSITION: Deputy Director of International Affairs Office
RANK: Deputy Director
DEPT/UNIT: General Department of Customs and Excise, Ministry of
Economy and Finance

4. U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh has reviewed its files and finds that, as
of this date, it possesses no credible information of gross
violations of human rights by the above individuals.

5. The above individuals will attend the USAID Regional Development
Mission Asia (RDMA) training on Legal Matters for the ASEAN Single
Window, February 25-26, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.

6. Action request: Please verify whether the Department possesses
any credible information that the individuals named above have been
implicated in gross violations of human rights.

7. Points of contacts for Amembassy Phnom Penh are Juhani Platt at
plattjm@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-404, Jenae Johnson at
Johnsonjd3@state.gov or tel: 855-23-728-118.

ALLEGRA

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