Director of Politics and Foreign Security of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chandra Widya Yudha in his press conference in Jakarta on Thursday (1/2) said the establishment of regional extradition instruments will be one of the issues that will be brought to the first meeting of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers in Singapore , on 4-6 February 2018. According to Chandra, the establishment of such instruments is not only important for Indonesia but also for Southeast Asian region as a whole.
“This is important not only for Indonesia, but actually for our region with the growing challenges related to transnational crime, as well as transnational issues. Technically it is currently being discussed. There are several approaches including attempts to start by first forming a law model,” said Chandra Widya Yudha.
Chandra added, one of the challenges that must be faced in the effort to establish the extradition instrument of this region is differenct law in each ASEAN country. Therefore the first ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting is expected to be the right momentum to deeply discuss the challenge./// (VOI/Rezha/AHM)