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De Lima: No plan to extradite Kiram to Malaysia

/ 03:15 PM June 11, 2013

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines -There is no plan to extradite Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and his followers to Malaysia to answer for the bloody bid to revive their claims on Sabah, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Tuesday.

“I do not know from whom the Kirams are getting their information. There is no such plan to extradite them,” De Lima said in a text message to reporters.

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“In the first place, Malaysia has not made any request for their extradition and even if there is such a request, we cannot grant the same because it is not sanctioned under our laws,” she said.

De Lima pointed that the Philippine Extradition Law or Presidential Decree 1069 allows extradition only if there is a treaty.

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“There is no extradition treaty between Philippines and Malaysia,” she added.

On Monday, the Kirams said there is a plot to extradite them to Malaysia following the clash between his followers and Malaysian authorities.

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