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Indonesia Ratifies Extradition Agreement With Singapore

  • Ratification follows January agreement between two countries
  • Indonesia sought extradition treaty with Singapore since 1998
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Indonesia’s parliament has approved a long-awaited extradition treaty with Singapore, making it easier to repatriate fugitives who escape to the rich city-state. 

Lawmakers voted in favor of the bill during a plenary session in Jakarta on Thursday, with President Joko Widodo set to sign it into law soon. The extradition treaty was part of a bilateral agreement signed between Indonesia and Singapore leaders in January.