Sunday, January 15, 2012

US had removed Mol Roeup’s name from terrorism training

Mol Roeup (Photo: The Phnom Penh Post)
15 Jan 2012By Hassan
Radio Free Asia
Translated from Khmer by Oss Dey

Regarding Mol Roeup, in a wikileaks cable sent on 29 July 2009 by Carol Rodley, the former US ambassador to Cambodia, to the US Department of State, she requested that the State Department considers removing the vetting of a Cambodian officer who would be attending a training offered by US officials.

The training involves a comprehensive course on security challenges associated with terrorism in Southeast Asia which took place in August 2009 in Phnom Penh.

Mol Reoup was named in that cable, however, it did not provide the reason for this removal [KI-Media Note: The cable did mention about the Leahy Amendment, i.e. Mol Roeup may fail to comply with human rights standards]. However, the US embassy requested to keep the name of General Chhay Sinarith.

The cable stated that Mol Roeup was born on 25 September 1951. He held the rank of lieutenant-general and he was the director of Cambodian intelligence and research.

The cable also listed Jenae Johnson and Major Wayne Turnbull as contact points for the US embassy in Phnom Penh.

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