Brunei Darussalam has undertaken various approaches in handling the terrorist threat as well as the infiltration of radical ideology and propaganda into the country. Relevant security and law enforcement agencies participate in various inter-agency efforts, as well as engaging the private sector and the public in adopting a whole-of-nation approach. The Second Minister of Defence made the remarks during a bilateral meeting For the Sub-Regional Meeting on Counter Terrorism held yesterday in Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, who leads the Brunei delegation in his capacity as Chairman of the National Security Committee (NSC) stressed the Brunei Darussalam a hard stance against terrorist movements through the exchange of intelligence and close cooperation with regional partners. Brunei Darussalam continuously maintains a database of known regional and international terrorist movements.

The meeting which discussed three main issues was also attended by Ministers, heads of delegation and senior officers from Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam and Thailand led discussions on how the regional security agencies could work more closely to share information and intelligence data to track terrorist movements.

Yang Berhormat Pehin also held two separate bilateral meeting. The first meeting with the Honourable Andrew Little, Minister of Justice, New Zealand and the second with His Excellency K. Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, Republic of Singapore. In a joint statement the delegations affirmed their commitment to the principles and implementation of United Nation's Security Council Resolution, welcomed counter terrorism training and agreed to a regional study group meeting focused on strengthening legislative responses.

Source: Radio Television Brunei