Viewing cable 06MANILA4388
Title: PUTTING ZULKIFLI ON THE REWARDS FOR JUSTICE LIST

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06MANILA43882006-10-17 09:08:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Manila
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S E C R E T MANILA 004388 
 
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/17/2016 
TAGS: PTER PINR PINS ASEC PREL ID MY RP
SUBJECT: PUTTING ZULKIFLI ON THE REWARDS FOR JUSTICE LIST 
 
REF: A. 05 MANILA 2108 
     ¶B. 05 MANILA 2105 
 
Classified By: (U) Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney 
for reasons 1.4(b) and (d). 
 
¶1.  (U) THIS IS AN ACTION MESSAGE.  SEE PARA. 2. 
 
¶2.  (SBU) Embassy Manila requests Diplomatic Security add 
Zulkifli al Musa Abdul Hir, (aka Zulkifli Hir, aka Zulkifli 
bin Abdul Hir, aka Musa bin Abdul Hir, aka Zulkifli bin Hir, 
aka Mussa, aka Musa, aka Marwan), a Malaysian citizen born in 
1966 in Muar, Johor, to the Department of State's Rewards For 
Justice list.  We recommend up to $5 million as a reward for 
information leading to his arrest or capture. 
 
¶3.  (S/NF) A senior figure in the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) 
terrorist organization, Zulkifli has been implicated in 
plotting attacks on the USS Blue Ridge, and was centrally 
involved in hiding ammonium nitrate for planned JI attacks 
against U.S. facilities in Singapore.  He has been directly 
linked to al-Qaida operative Hambali and is an intimate 
associate of JI operative Dulmatin. 
 
¶4.  (S/NF) Zulkifli, the former head of the JI-associated 
Kumpulan Militant Malaysia, is wanted by Malaysian 
authorities for his role in the assassination of Dr. Joe 
Fernandez, a former member of the Perak State Assembly, and 
an attack on a police station in Guar Chempedak.  Zulkifli is 
considered a High Value Target by the Department of Defense, 
and is on its Rewards list.  On September 9, 2003, he was 
named by Executive Order 13224 as a Specially Designated 
Global Terrorist Individual. 
 
¶5.  (S/NF) Zulkifli moved to the southern Philippines in 
early 2002.  He is believed currently located in Pikit, 
Cotabato, where he is receiving support from elements of the 
Moro Islamic Liberation Front 105th Base Command.  Zulkifli 
is the senior JI trainer in the Philippines and continues to 
engage in terrorism financing activities.  He has been 
connected to multiple terrorist incidents here, including the 
2003 Davao bombings. 
 
¶6.  (S/NF) The announcement of a new high-value reward, and 
subsequent publicity, will attack the web of social, 
religious, and cultural ties upon which Zulkifli has relied 
for his safety and freedom.  The Rewards for Justice program 
has already helped restrict the movement of the JI terrorists 
Dulmatin and Umar Patek, and could have a significant impact 
on Zulkifli's freedom of action and ability to conduct JI 
activities in central Mindanao. 
 
¶7.  (U) The point of contact for this request is Regional 
Security Officer Jake Wohlman at 63-2-527-6300 x2290. 
 
 
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KENNEY