Cross-border extradition deal


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 01 Aug 2004

BY LOURDES CHARLES

KUCHING: Malaysia and Singapore police have agreed to extradite wanted persons although the two neighbours do not have any treaty to the effect.  

CID Director Comm Datuk Musa Hassan said this was part of their efforts in combating transnational crimes, adding that they would fully use the Warrants and Summons Act to go after these people. 

“We have achieved several successes in the past and such an agreement will strengthen our will to further reduce crimes in both countries. 

“In the past month we handed over three Singaporeans wanted for alleged involvement in commercial crimes case in the republic. We are waiting for them to hand over three Malaysians arrested there for car theft and smuggling activities,” he told The Star at the end of the three-day Malaysia-Singapore CID liaison meeting here. 

Musa led the Malaysian delegation comprising his deputy DCP Datuk Nawawi Ismail, Sarawak CID chief SAC Karn Kam Peng, Johor CID chief SAC Ithnin Talib, Deputy Commercial crimes director SAC Ismail Omar, Asst CID director (Intelligence) ACP Mokhtar Ahmad, Anti-vice and Gamming (Prevention/Restriction) head Supt Mohd Anil Shah and Supt National Central Bureau/ Interpol head Chong Mun Thing. 

The 12-member Singapore delegation was led by its CID director Senior Asst Comm Ng Seng Liang. 

Comm Musa said they also agreed to share intelligence on criminal matters including those related to terrorism. 

He said the co-operation between the two police forces was at its best and could be improved further.  

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