Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Press release: PM puts ISIL threat on agenda for talks in south-east Asia

MoD_RSS

War Hero
The Prime Minister will depart today for Indonesia – the first stop in a 4-day trade mission as part of the government’s efforts to boost exports and secure inward investment.

In bilateral talks with President Widodo in Indonesia and later in the week with Prime Minister Najib in Malaysia, the Prime Minister is expected to raise the threat from Islamist extremism and discuss what more the UK can do with countries in south-east Asia to defeat terrorism.

There are growing concerns that the next ISIL affiliation or branch could emerge in south-east Asia, where ISIL and other extremist groups are pumping out propaganda in local languages and where a number of extremists such as Abu Bakar Bashir have pledged allegiance to the Islamist terrorist group. Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population – around 220 million and Malaysia face the same threat of foreign fighters as the UK and other European countries. Around 500 Indonesians are thought to have joined ISIL in Iraq and Syria as well as 200 from Malaysia.

The Prime Minister is keen to explore whether the UK can offer more practical counter-terrorism co-operation to both countries, for example on disrupting foreign fighters and aviation security. He also wants to hear from politicians, religious leaders, and young people how they are tackling the extremist narrative and to look at how the UK can learn from their approach and encourage them to share their experience with others. Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population – 220 million – and people there working to better understand the drivers of extremism in Indonesia and to design more effective institutions. While Malaysia – also a Muslim majority country – has a tradition of tolerance and religious moderation, it is also experiencing a rise in extremism and local civil society groups are working to boost vibrant and inclusive religious debate to address the local root causes of radicalisation.

Following on from the Prime Minister’s speech on Monday and as the government continues its work to develop a counter-extremism strategy, the visit will provide the opportunity to better understand what kind of interventions are working in Indonesia and Malaysia and consider whether these lessons can be applied in the UK context to reduce the terrorist threat here.

Ahead of the trip, the Prime Minister said:


ISIL is one of the biggest threats our world has faced. We will only defeat these brutal terrorists if we take action at home, overseas and online and if we unite with countries around the world unite against this common enemy.

Last Monday, I set out what more we need to do at home to tackle this extremist ideology and build a stronger, more cohesive society. This week, I’ll be talking to leaders in south-east Asia about what they’re doing to keep their country safe from these Islamist extremists.

All of us face a threat from foreign fighters and from increasing radicalisation within our countries and it’s right that we look at what help we can provide to one another. I think Britain can offer expertise on practical counter-terrorism work – dealing with the threat from foreign fighters and investigating potential terrorist plots. And I think Britain can learn from Indonesia and Malaysia on the work they have done to tackle the extremist ideology and to build tolerant and resilient societies.

Continue reading...
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS Press release: Green light for dashboards in 2019 puts pension savers in the driving seat MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Spanish investment puts UK rail industry on the fast track MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: New funding puts UK at the forefront of cutting edge quantum technologies MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Statistical press release: Energy Consumption in the UK 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK energy statistics: statistical press release - September 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Statistical press release: Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK energy statistics: statistical press release - June 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK energy statistics: statistical press release - March 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS FCO press release: Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Morocco - September 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS FCO press release: Change of British High Commissioner to India - Spring 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS FCO press release: Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Niger - March 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS FCO press release: Change of British High Commissioner to Tonga - February 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press Release: UKin...Pavia MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK energy statistics: statistical press release - December 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS UK energy statistics: statistical press release - September 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Statistical press release: Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Traineeships help young people to access jobs and further study MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: UK House Price Index for April 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Insurance fraud lands boss 12-year bankruptcy restrictions MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Broad new measures to ensure small businesses get paid on time MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Young engineer Ahmed takes national title MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: PM Theresa May: we will end UK contribution to climate change by 2050 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Rural sports clubs, schools and churches to go green thanks to £10 million Clean Energy Fund MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Thousands of farmers in stewardship agreements to be paid in July MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: UK and Colombia mark new climate partnership with £8.5 million investment MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Record number of schoolgirls make digital waves but women still under-represented in the cyber security sector MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Joint Intelligence Committee Chair appointed: Sir Simon Gass MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: UK and Indonesia agree to deepen partnership MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Big wins for British businesses as Vice Premier Hu Chunhua visits MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Lord Ahmad visits Bosnia and Herzegovina to mark the UN’s Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: UK aid funds world’s biggest educational technology research project MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: New Chair appointed to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Board MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Suppliers of antidepressants accused of illegal anti-competitive conduct MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Sweden - August 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: New housing statistics show increase in affordable homes MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Israeli space tech firm hiSky expands to the UK MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: New powers to fine firms that exploit consumer loyalty MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Review finds family ties 'utterly indispensable' to rehabilitation of female offenders MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Education Secretary confirms T Level roll-out from September 2020 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: PM and Chancellor meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Hu: 17 June 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: £230M boost for British beef as China agrees market access MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: APPOINTMENTS TO THE EQUALITY COMMISSION FOR NORTHERN IRELAND MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Measures to end unequal mental health treatment kickstarted by PM MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: APPOINTMENTS TO THE EQUALITY COMMISSION FOR NORTHERN IRELAND MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Big wins for British businesses as Vice Premier Hu Chunhua visits MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Lift off for new investment in UK SMEs to develop new aerospace technology MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Lord Ahmad visits Serbia to promote Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict campaign MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: PM's meeting with the President of Afghanistan: 17 June 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: PM's meeting with the President of Colombia: 17 June 2019 MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Northern healthcare firms target new opportunities in Africa MoD News 0
Similar threads


















































Top