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Minister of Justice attends ASEAN Ministers’ Meeting on Law Ready to push cooperation Extradition-drugs – international crime and cyber crime hopes to connect the relationship and build cooperation among member countries

At 09.00 hours on 27 October 64, the 11th ASEAN Legislative Ministers Meeting (ALAWMM) was held with an electronic teleconference system. From Malaysia hosting the meeting was Dr. Haji Van Junaidi Tonku Jaafa, Minister to the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Office. chair the meeting and Mr. Ismail Sabri, Prime Minister of Malaysia opening the meeting

Among the attendees were Dato Laila Uttama Haji Awang Isa, Attorney General of Brunei Dalussalam, Cambodian Justice Minister Kerd Ruth, and Minister Yasona H Laoli, Minister of Justice. Law and Human Rights Indonesia, Saisi Santiwong, Minister of Justice of Laos, Idrus bin Azizan Harun, Attorney General of Malaysia, Thi Da Ul, Attorney General of Myanmar, Mennardo E. Guevara, Secretary of the Philippines Ministry of Justice, Lucien Wong, Singapore Attorney General, Le Thanh Long, Minister of Justice of Vietnam, and ASEAN Secretary General Dato Lim Chok Hoi. As for the Thai delegation, Mr. Somsak Thepsutin, Minister of Justice, Distinguished Professor Wisit Wisit Soraat Permanent Secretary Ms. Natthapas Yongchaiyudh, Assistant Minister of Justice Thanawat Nitikanjana, Advisor to the Minister of Justice, Mr. Pasit Asawawattanaporn, Director of the Institute of Arbitration, Ms. Bajaree Puengphat. Director of Political and Security Division, Department of ASEAN Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Opas Warophat, Deputy Director-General of the Attorney General, Office of Foreign Affairs Representative of the Office of the Council of State Thailand Institute of Justice attended the meeting

Mr. Somsak said that this ALAWMM meeting demonstrated the role and our commitment in the face of challenging situations at this time Thailand wants to send encouragement and support to all officers to work hard together. for the sake of justice Peace and Security The ALAWMM meeting is the key to building cooperation for the ASEAN Community. especially in the legal framework which helps to build international cooperation Cross-pillar and cross-branch coordination is an important issue, such as extradition, drug abuse, international crime and cybercrime. in response to this link We have the ASEAN Treaty and Legal Assistance. both in criminology and drafting extradition law Thailand is ready to cooperate with ASEAN member countries in jointly pushing forward this issue. To enhance the treatment of female prisoners and offenders in ASEAN member countries We also need to emphasize the development of cooperation in the judiciary to enhance mutual benefits.

Mr. Somsak also said that Thailand is preparing to host the ASEAN Conference on the issue of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (ACCPCJ) next year. “Responding to Crime and Justice Challenges Amid ASEAN Recovering from the COVID-19 Crisis”, the main theme is Cyber ​​Crime. justice reform and international cooperation. In this regard, we welcome all those involved in building cooperation in the Member States. We are confident that this meeting will take the unity and connectivity of ASEAN Member States to the next level. He looks forward to working together and sharing experiences with all of you on occasions and meetings in the near future.

In this regard, the ASEAN Member States proposed the establishment of an ASEAN Convention on the Transfer of Prisoners Working Group. which Thailand has given importance to and pushed on the issue. And the meeting scheduled the 12th ALAWMM meeting in Myanmar in Oct. 2023 and Thailand presented the progress of the 3rd ASEAN Conference on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (ACCPCJ) which Thailand will host the meeting in August 2022.

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