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Parliament approves extradition law

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The National Assembly yesterday approved a law on the extradition of criminals between Cambodia and Russia.

Pen Panha, chairman of the commission on legislation and justice, said the law would facilitate the extradition of wanted criminals in both countries.

Mr Panha added the extradition treaty would combat transnational crimes such as human trafficking, terrorism and money laundering.

“Cybercrime is also an issue the world is currently facing,” he said. “It is a crime that can be committed beyond borders.”

National Police spokesman Lieutenant General Chhay Kim Khoeun said he supports the treaty.

“I think that an extradition treaty between Cambodia and Russia would be good,” Lt Gen Kim Khoeun said. “It would make it easier to extradite criminals between both countries.”

The law must now be approved by the Senate.

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