31 Mar '16, 2pm

Indonesia to extradite Singaporean wanted in US - Channel News Asia

Indonesia to extradite Singaporean wanted in US - Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: The Indonesian Government has decided to extradite a Singaporean wanted in the United States for allegedly smuggling electronic parts from the US to Iran, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday (Mar 31). The decision to extradite Mr Lim Yong Nam from the Indonesian island of Batam follows a presidential decree issued President Joko Widodo, MFA said. "Singapore respects this outcome as a function of Indonesia’s laws and judicial process," it added. MFA said its consulate in Batam has been providing regular consular assistance to Mr Lim since his detention in Indonesia and has informed Mr Lim of this latest development. It has also contacted the relevant US authorities and requested information on the legal process that Mr Lim will face in the US. "We have also requested the US to ensure that Mr Lim is accorded his due legal rights. MFA will cont...

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