03 Apr '17, 1am

Singapore refutes claims by Indonesian police, SE Asia News & Top ... - The Straits Times

Singapore has refuted accusations by two Indonesian police officials that it refused to cooperate with regard to extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) requests. A spokesman for Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said the two countries enjoy good bilateral cooperation in law enforcement and criminal matters. "Singapore and Indonesia are party to the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty Amongst Like-minded Asean Member States, under which cooperation already takes place in line with Singapore's domestic laws and international obligations," he said in a statement yesterday. "In fact, we have provided assistance to Indonesia on its MLA requests. Singapore looks forward to receiving similar cooperation from Indonesia." Under the MLA, one country can gain access to interrogate criminals detained in the partner country, as well as to gather evidence and seize the cri...

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