Thailand wants to ink extradition pact with ASEAN

April 05, 2022 | 15:13
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Thailand has said that it is seeking cooperation from 10 countries in Southeast Asia to establish a regional extradition convention to combat transnational crimes by 2024.
Thailand wants to ink extradition pact with ASEAN
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Bangkok - The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Thailand has said that it is seeking cooperation from 10 countries in Southeast Asia to establish a regional extradition convention to combat transnational crimes by 2024.

Remarks regarding the matter were made at a recent seminar in Bangkok marking the 129th anniversary of the OAG. The event was attended by senior officials from various departments to discuss ways to combat cybercrime.

Jumpon Phansumrit, director-general of the OAG’s International Affairs Department, said criminal activities today are complex, particularly those involving organised crime, such as call centre scams.

These crimes are affecting many countries, including Thailand, he said.

Therefore, the OAG is cooperating with neighbouring countries to draft the ASEAN extradition convention as current measures, such as the International Cooperation in Criminal Matters Act of 1992, are not enough to combat such crimes.

The convention is expected to be put in effect in ASEAN by 2024, Jumpon said.

VNA

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