Asean Summit: Terror warning issued by Australia’s PM Malcolm Turnbull


Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is ready for the Asean Summit which will be held in Laos. During the summit, he will talk about security with other leaders.

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Mr Turnbull has asserted that he would increase Australia's counter-terrorism arrangements with Indonesia, Malaysia and other neighbouring countries during the meeting.

He took this decision after the attacks that took place in Sydney and Melbourne which killed around several people.

Mr Turnbull said that, “Such a threat should be taken seriously after IS suffered losses on battlefields in Iraq and Syria.”

"As it is rolled back, as its territory is being taken back – it will resort to terrorist activities outside of the Middle East," he said.

"But we do have to be very alert to the actions of these lone actors – individuals who … for a variety of reasons, may be radicalised." He added.

Certain measures are being taken up by the Australian government to avert foreign fighters who were hired from South East Asia and Australia.

In 2002, the attack was held in “Bali” which Mr Turnbull named as an example of the danger posed to the region. Around 202 people including 88 Australians and 27 Britons died in the bomb explosion.

"When there is terrorist activity in our region, very often, almost invariably in a large-scale attack, Australians can be put at risk and have, indeed, lost their lives," he said.

"We're all in it together, it's got to be a very strong full-court press against terrorism. We're committed to that and I'm looking forward to some very candid and constructive discussions over the next few days." He added.

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