Malaysia to host tri-lat­eral ter­ror summit

Southeast Asia Globe - - Panorama / On Our Minds This Month -

The up­com­ing Malaysia Philip­pines-In­done­sia tri­lat­eral meet­ing in Malaysia in Oc­to­ber will bring to­gether three na­tions strug­gling to counter a ris­ing tide of rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion that has taken the bloody siege of Marawi city as its ral­ly­ing ban­ner. The summit fol­lows an in­au­gu­ral meet­ing in Manila ear­lier this year that sought to es­tab­lish more ef­fi­cient in­tel­li­gence-shar­ing chan­nels be­tween the re­gion’s mil­i­tary and po­lice – par­tic­u­larly in re­gards to the in­flux of for­eign fight­ers from the Mid­dle East, as well as ter­ror­ists rad­i­calised by ex­trem­ist groups within South­east Asia.

A sup­porter of In­done­sian mil­i­tant cleric Abu Bakar Bashir wears an Osama bin Laden shirt

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