Joint action to prevent ISIS infiltration in S-E Asia

A mural bearing the ISIS logo in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia pledged to stop the flow of funds and arms to terrorist groups, and to control the movement of militants across the
A mural bearing the ISIS logo in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia pledged to stop the flow of funds and arms to terrorist groups, and to control the movement of militants across their borders. PHOTO: AFP

•The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia yesterday vowed to work together to implement counter-terrorism strategies, in a bid to stop the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria from infiltrating the region.

The three countries pledged to stop the flow of funds and arms to terrorist groups, and to control the movement of militants across their borders, in a joint statement issued after a security conference here.

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman attended the meeting.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2017, with the headline 'Joint action to prevent ISIS infiltration in S-E Asia'. Print Edition | Subscribe