Indonesia will tighten the check of customs in the small ports after an illegal import of second shoes got leaked and went viral, the industry ministry said.
He is scheduled to meet Singapore's Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, and Singapore's Minister of Transportation S Iswaran.
The eight ambassadors are the Canadian Ambassador, Thailand Ambassador, Austria Ambassador, Singapore Ambassador, Belgian Ambassador, Tanzania Ambassador, Finland Ambassador, and Armenian Ambassador.
Indonesia, Singapore Sign Extradition Treaty
Indonesia’s Minister of Law and Human Rights (Menkumham) Yasonna Hamonangan Laoly who signed the agreement said the two governments agreed that the treaty will help the effort to counter and eradicate transnational crimes related to corruption, narcotics, and terrorism.
The agreement has a retroactive validity of 18 years since it’s passed as law, in accordance with Article 78 of Indonesia’s Criminal Code.
“This extradition treaty will create deterrent effect to criminals in Indonesia and Singapore,” Laoly said on Tuesday, as reported by Antara.
According to the treaty, extradition is applicable for perpetrators of corruption, money laundering, graft, banking crimes, narcotics, and financing of terrorism.
Antara reported that governments of the two countries have been in talks to realize the extradition treaty since 1998, both through bilateral and regional meetings. This includes a meeting between former Indonesia President Megawati Soekarnoputri and Singapore PM Goh Chok Tong on December 16, 2002, that resulted in an agreement that the two countries would formulate an action plan to realize an extradition treaty.
Also, on April 27, 2007, then Minister of Foreign Affairs Hasan Wirajuda and his Singaporean counterpart George Yeo signed an extradition treaty, with former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and PM Lee Hsien Loong present. However, the treaty wasn’t enforced since the two countries failed to ratify it.
Lastly, during a leaders’ retreat in October 2019, Indonesia and Singapore also discussed the realignment of Flight Information Region (FIR) and security issues at large. And to follow up the points made in the meeting, the extradition treaty was ultimately signed in Bintan, Riau Islands, on Tuesday.