Cambodian NA passes extradition agreement with S Korea

November 26, 2010

Cambodia’s National Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted the extradition agreement between Cambodia and South Korea. The agreement states the each party has obligation to extradite to another party for whoever found in the country of any party, and is wanted for accusation or trial. “The extradition agreement is very important for two sides to push effective cooperation to eliminate cross-border crimes, terrorism, money laundry, weapon trafficking and human trafficking, ” Pen Panha, chairman of the national assembly’s legislation and justice commission, said during the debate. The extradition agreement was signed by the two countries’ foreign ministers on October 22, 2009 in Phnom Penh during the official visit of the President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak in Cambodia. Cambodia has signed extradition agreement with China, Australia, Laos, and Thailand. Ang Vong Vathana, the justice minister said that the ministry also plans to sign extradition agreements with countries such as Russia, India and other countries. After the debate, all the 97 lawmakers during the session unanimously passed the extradition agreement. Source: Xinhua