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(Jan 22, 2013) On January 17, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Thailand signed a bilateral agreement to fight transnational economic crimes, in particular fraud carried out by means of telecommunications. The Representative of the ROC to Thailand, Henry M. J. Chen, and Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Chen's Thai counterpart, carried out the signing ceremonies on behalf of their governments. (Grace Kuo, Taiwan,Thailand Ink Economic Crime-Fighting Pact, TAIWAN TODAY (Jan. 18, 2013).)
According to Wang Cho-chiun, Director-General of the National Police Agency (NPA) of Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior, the agreement is "a milestone in police cooperation" and will enable the two sides to "achieve better results in intelligence exchange, investigation, coordinated operations, and extradition." (Taiwan, Thailand Accord Against Crime,
Since August 2009, the official noted, the NPA Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Royal Thai Police "have jointly cracked 32 high-profile telecommunications fraud rings, arresting 417 criminals." (
|Author:||Wendy Zeldin More by this author|
|Topic:||International affairs More on this topic|
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Last updated: 01/22/2013