CTF Summit 2017 - Welcoming Remarks

Bank Negara Malaysia is pleased to welcome you to Kuala Lumpur for the 3rd Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit (CTF Summit). This regional summit is hosted in partnership with Australia Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) and Indonesia's Pusat Pelaporan dan Analisis Transaksi Keuangan (PPATK), from 20 to 23 November 2017, following the success of the first two summits in Sydney, Australia and Bali, Indonesia.

The CTF Summit in Kuala Lumpur aims to further develop strategic regional collaboration in countering terrorism financing and understanding its risks through financial intelligence sharing. The summit will also include the delivery of outcomes of the Nusa Dua Statement from the 2016 CTF Summit in Bali.

Presenting a wide range of global experts from both the public and private sectors, the CTF Summit will feature the heads of Financial Intelligence Units, senior representatives from regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, national security, policy and ministries, as well as industry participants and academics who will engage in discussions to provide practical solutions on substantive terrorism financing issues.

We look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur in November 2017.

For more information, please refer to the CTF Summit 2017 website.

"Financial resources is a major factor that contributes to the development of terrorist networking. Malaysia is committed in negating financial flows to terrorist groups to disrupt their network and related activities. To ensure effective deployment of this initiative, strong collaboration with regional and international partners is crucial."

YAB Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, Malaysia


“Common borders, increasingly integrated economies, and the spread of a common radical ideology provide the basis for terror financing, with affects that can impact us all.

By bringing together countries from the South-East Asia and Australia region, we can develop a more detailed and nuanced regional understanding of the drivers behind terrorism financing risk and ways to combat this threat.”

Michael Keenan
Australian Minister for Justice


"Terrorism remains a key threat to social and economic stability globally. Transnational threats require a global response and we appreciate the leadership that is shown by our colleagues in Malaysia."

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of Indonesia


"Bank Negara Malaysia (the Bank) is pleased to host the internationally recognised summit this year that will include promoting the strategic partnership between public and private sectors to respond effectively towards terrorism financing risks. Under the National Coordination Committee to Counter Money Laundering, the Bank together with other domestic stakeholders are ready to contribute towards robust outcomes in the regional efforts to counter terrorism financing."

Muhammad bin Ibrahim
Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

The preparation for 2017 CTF Summit is well underway. Please refer to CTF Summit page on the AUSTRAC website for recent outcomes of the CTF Summit.





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