House wants comprehensive strategy to thwart terrorist recruitment

House wants comprehensive strategy to thwart terrorist recruitment

Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Bambang Soesatyo (Dok. Bamsoet)

I urge the Communication and Informatics Ministry through the Cyber Done 9 (CD9) Team to synergize with the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) , the Police through the National Cyber Board of the Indonesian Police and social media service p
Jakarta (ANTARA) - There is a need for a more comprehensive and sustainable strategy to thwart the online recruitment of terrorists, Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Bambang Soesatyo has said.

"I urge the Communication and Informatics Ministry through the Cyber Done 9 (CD9) Team to synergize with the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN), the Police through the National Cyber Board of the Indonesian Police and social media service providers," he said in a written statement released Friday.

The measure is essential to strengthen the cyber patrol program, detect the activities of terrorist groups on social media as early as possible, and take down radicalism-and terrorism-related contents or accounts, he said.

He also encouraged the State Intelligence Board (BIN) and the National Counter-terrorism Agency (BNPT) to stay on high alert for radicalism arising in the community.

"In addition, (they also need) to take preventive measures to prevent radicalism and minimize terrorist acts," he said.

The government should work closely with social figures to familiarize the people with the impact of radicalism and terrorism on their lives and the state, he said.

He further asked the Law and Human Rights Ministry in this case the Directorate General of Immigration to intensify surveillance on all Indonesian citizens who leave the country.

"(They must supervise) particularly Indonesian citizens who depart for conflict-plagued countries by making sure of the purpose of their departure to ensure they don’t become part of a terrorist group," he said.
 

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