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Opposition upsets with Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato for covering up for Indonesian fugitive Joko Tjandra

Papua New Guinea Opposition leader Don Polye said he was concerned about risks of trans-national crimes in the wake of granting citizenship to Indonesian fugitive Joko Tjandra. The Opposition was responding to PNG Foreign Affaris Minister Rimbin Pato's statements in Parliament that he denied receiving any letter from the Indonesian Embassy on the extradition of fugitive Joko Tjandra or Joe Chan and said his extradition  depended on the completion of certain process by two countries in MOUs and Treaties signed.  Mr. Pato said because of this reason it has not taken place until internal processes are complete by PNG & Indonesia, which will take some time due to technicality of things.
PNG signed 8 MOUs & 3 Treaties with Indonesia; one of them is the Extradition Treaty

The Opposition will write to the Indonesian Embassy in Port Moresby to verify whether it brought its fugitive's issue to the offices of the Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and the Foreign Affairs Minister as Pato and O'Neill denied any formal correspondences from the Embassy in Parliament this week when the Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil directed a question without notice to the minister Rimbink Pato.
Earlier Goilala MP William Samb and Oro Governor Gary Juffa also asked similar questions on the issue.


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