BALI: The fight against terrorism should be fought and defeated at all cost, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The Deputy Prime Minister, who will be attending the International Meeting on Counter-Terrorism: Cross Border Movement of Terrorism here Wednesday,
said the threat of terrorism especially from the Islamic State (IS) is real, thus intelligence sharing among countries in the region and globally is a must.
“This meeting is timely especially after the foiled attack on Marina Bay, Singapore recently.
“We want to show that Malaysia is very committed towards combating terrorism,” he told a press conference Tuesday night.
He added that Malaysia also wants to share its experience in introducing three main laws in fighting terrorism, including the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act Sosma.
“We will also be distributing a book on our standard operating procedures in deradicaliasation during the meeting,” he said.
Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, said he has the utmost confidence in the police, especially the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division in combating IS.
He was accompanied by senior officials from the Home Ministry and Foreign Ministry.
Security officials, especially from counter terrorism division from 21 countries will brainstorm and propose ways to enhance cooperation to combat the threat of terrorism, especially from the Islamic State (IS).
Among the countries involved are Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Pakistan, France, Vietnam and Belgium.
The meeting will provide an excellent opportunity for all participating countries to enhance international cooperation in countering terrorism threat.