Indonesia House passes anti-terrorism funding bill
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's Parliament has passed a bill aimed at cracking down on terrorism by freezing suspicious financial transactions domestically and abroad.
The bill was approved Tuesday in a plenary session of the 550-seat house.
Deputy Speaker Priyo Budi Santoso, who presided over the session, noted the bill's importance in emphasising Indonesia's position in the world's battle against terrorism.
It obliges banks and other financial service operators to report any suspicious transactions to the government agency that fights money laundering.