Viewing cable 06KUALALUMPUR2056
Title: DEMARCHES ON UNSCR 1718 OBLIGATIONS AND MARITIME

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/03/2016 
TAGS: PREL PARM ETTC MNUC KN MY
SUBJECT: DEMARCHES ON UNSCR 1718 OBLIGATIONS AND MARITIME 
SERVICES FOR DPRK SHIPS 
 
REF: A. STATE 180512 
     ¶B. STATE 179928 
     ¶C. STATE 179243 
     ¶D. KUALA LUMPUR 2019 
 
Classified By: Political Section Chief Mark Clark, for reasons 1.4, b a 
nd d. 
 
¶1. (C) We delivered refs A and B demarches, concerning 
obligations under UNSCR 1718 on DPRK conventional arms and 
maritime services for DPRK ships, to Bala Chandran Tharman, 
Principal Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Political 
Division, on November 3.  Bala Chandran indicated that 
Malaysia takes seriously its obligations under UNSC 1718 and 
understands the importance of the international community's 
response to the North Korea situation.  He said that he had 
been very involved in issues related to UNSCR 1718 over the 
past several days and that the Malaysian government was 
deciding on the appropriate means to comply with the 
resolution's provisions.  He welcomed the formation of the UN 
committee to coordinate 1718 responses but expressed 
disappointment that it had taken two weeks to come about. 
 
¶2. (S) Bala Chandran did not have any information about KOMID 
(ref A) but indicated he would look into the matter. 
Regarding maritime services for North Korean vessels, Bala 
Chandran noted the GOM's quick response to our inquiries 
regarding the DPRK vessel Bong Hoa San (ref D).  While 
expressing some frustration with the limited information 
surrounding the passage of the Bong Hoa San through the 
Strait of Malacca, he indicated Malaysia was prepared to 
cooperate further should the need arise. 
LAFLEUR