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Australia helps Cambodia with terror law

Cambodian officials have met with Australian legal experts to draft a counter-terrorism law for the Southeast Asian nation, which the United Nations has warned could become a base for regional terror groups. A team from Australia’s Attorney-General’s Department wrote most of the draft law after talks in March, and have returned to Phnom Penh to work on terrorism financing and international cooperation such as extradition, said Australian legal expert Maggie Jackson. She said the aspects of the proposed law that deal with international cooperation include specialised areas “where Cambodia does not have a great deal of experience.” Cambodia has had an anti-terror law since 1992, but it’s insufficient, said Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng without elaborating. Full Story

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