The Jakarta Post
Mutual cooperation: Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Hamonongan Laoly (left) exchanges documents of mutual legal assistance with Switzerland’s Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter in Bernerhof, Switzerland, on Monday.(Courtesy of Law and Human Rights ministry)While officials lauded Indonesia for securing a mutual legal agreement (MLA) with Switzerland, Indonesian tax evaders and criminals with assets parked in Swiss banks can continue to rest easy as the treaty would only come into force when it is ratified by the legislative bodies of both countries.
The Foreign Ministry is preparing the draft for the ratification bill, which was signed by Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly and Swiss Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter in Bern on Monday.
However, a similar agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was signed in 2014, is still in the pipeline.