TEMPO.CO, Astana - Indonesia's National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT) and Kazakhstan's National Security Committee, have agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on counter terrorism. "This cooperation includes de-radicalization program, information exchange, and counter terrorism training," said BNPT Chief Ansyaad Mbai.
Ansyaad later mentioned that both nations have experienced similar forms of terrorism. "Kazakhstanian are threatened by the Salafy group, a [terrorist] organization similar with a terrorist group operating in Indonesia," he said.
The MoU also includes measures on preventing money laundering crime, which can be related terrorism activites. "We will also deliver any information concerning money laundering data," said Muhammad Yusuf, Chief of Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports an Analysis Center (PPATK).
WAHYU MURYADI (Astana)