03 June 2017

News Story: Regional security group to focus on anti-terrorism in Asia-Pacific

SINGAPORE, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Officials from the Five Power Defense Arrangements (FPDA) said here Friday that they have put anti-terrorism and extremism in this region on their agenda particularly at a time when terror attacks rocked many countries in the region and worldwide.

The ministers from Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia and the British high commissioner said at a joint press conference that terrorism is a global challenge and a new challenge for the region in the Southeast Asia.

Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the incidents in the Philippines and Indonesia have showed that terrorists are determined to establish their foot holds in the region, warning that Islamic State will be in the region.

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