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Jakarta Post

RI sets the international standard in the fight against terrorism

  • Indra Harsaputra

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya   /   Mon, April 8 2013   /  10:20 am

Indonesia has been praised by international institutions, including the Russian Intelligence Agency (FSB), as a country that has become a benchmark in the fight against terrorism across the world.

Chairman of the Counter Terrorism Task Force, Harry Purwanto, said on Sunday that Indonesia was considered a country with a lot of experience in counterterrorism ranging from cyber terrorism to radicalism.

“The FSB and several financial and property institutions across the world want to draw on the experience of Indonesia in tackling terrorism in their respective countries,” said Harry.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Counter Terrorism Task Force (CTTF) meeting held on April 7 and 8 in Surabaya, West Java.

At the two-day meeting, he said, participants discussed the readiness of APEC members to deal with threats and...