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10JAKARTA140 2010-02-02 05:08:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Jakarta
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INDONESIA REQUESTS SUPPORT IN ADVANCE OF FATF

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/01/2020
TAGS: PGOV PREL KTFN KCRM KJUS PTER EFIN SNAR PHUM
ASEC, ID
SUBJECT: INDONESIA REQUESTS SUPPORT IN ADVANCE OF FATF
PLENARY; GOVERNMENT POISED TO DELIVER AMENDED AML BILL TO
PARLIAMENT

REF: (A) JAKARTA 136 (B) 2009 JAKARTA 1995


Classified By: DCM Ted Osius for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)



1. (C) In a meeting January 29, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Director General for Multilateral Affairs Ambassador Rezlan
Jenie told the DCM that Indonesia fully understands the
need to improve its anti-money laundering/countering
terrorist financing (AML/CFT) efforts. MFA staff reported
that the government has nearly completed final steps
(securing signatures of the Minister of Finance and the
Minister of Political, Legal and Human Rights) required
for President Yudhoyono to deliver to parliament a bill
amending AML legislation consistent with FATF
recommendations. Jenie also advised that Indonesia had
included the amended AML bill in the priority list of
the 2010 National Legislation Program of the parliament
and expected it would be adopted by parliament by
August 2010. The draft Terrorism Financing bill has
been included in the 2010-2014 National Legislative
Program and is expected to be delivered to parliament
by June 2010.



2. (C) Jenie said the government of Indonesia is extremely
concerned about the possibility that Indonesia could be
included in a high-risk jurisdiction list by the upcoming
Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary Meeting in
Abu Dhabi February 15-19 as a result of the International
Cooperation Review Group (ICRG) review of countries with
AML/CFT deficiencies. He said Indonesia is seriously
committed to increasing the effectiveness of its AML/CFT
regime. In addition to advancing legislation that will
improve Indonesia's AML/CFT legal framework, Jenie
highlighted Indonesia's improved record of AML/CFT
investigations and prosecutions, as well as its
extensive cooperation with international, regional
and bilateral partners, including with the U.S, to
counter terrorism.



3. (C) Jenie said Indonesia does not belong in the same
basket as North Korea and Yemen. He noted that
Indonesia's strong CT record and substantial work to
advance draft legislation to parliament that is
responsive to FATF recommendations reflect Indonesia's
commitment to improve its AML/CFT regime. Jenie
asserted that inclusion of Indonesia in a list of
high-risk jurisdictions will undercut the efforts
of those GOI officials driving improvements to the
AML/CFT regime and bolster critics who claim
Indonesia receives no credit for its efforts.



4. (C) Jenie said Indonesia seeks support from the U.S.
to prevent Indonesia's inclusion in a list of high-risk
jurisdictions. He advised that the government of
Indonesia had already consulted with diplomats from
Australia, Japan, Korea, and the Netherlands, and intended
to discuss the issue with representatives of Canada,
Italy and Singapore. He indicated the Indonesian
Embassy in Washington may approach Department of Treasury
Deputy Assistant Secretary Dan Glaser regarding this
issue in advance of the upcoming FATF plenary.


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