Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT) has said that it is committed to implementing five transformative measures to prevent and curb the threats of radicalism and terrorism in Indonesia.

"The first (measure) is to transform the nationalism spirit," BNPT head Boy Rafli Amar said, according to a written statement received here on Thursday.

He made the statement during a hearing meeting with Commission III of the House of Representatives (DPR) at the Parliament Complex here earlier.

Besides transforming the nationalism spirit, the agency will also exert efforts to revitalize Pancasila values, religious moderation, and customary and cultural values, as well as promote welfare development-based terrorism prevention, the BNPT head informed.

The five transformative measures will be implemented to check anti-Indonesia and anti-Constitutional radical and terror movements, which are intolerant to differences, abuse religious values, are anti-humanity, and permit violence to achieve ideological goals, he said.

"BNPT will remain committed to protecting the nation from the threats of radicalism and terrorism," he added.

Meanwhile, DPR Commission III legislators lauded the BNPT for its effective and accountable counter-terrorism and radicalism measures.

Legislator Heru Widodo said that the lack of terror crimes in recent years has demonstrated BNPT's success in preventing terrorism in Indonesia.

Legislator Ichsan Soelistio lauded the agency for getting an unqualified opinion for its financial report in 2021, which proved BNPT's effective financial management in efforts to prevent terrorism and radicalism.

"We commend your (agency's) proper and accurate (budget) absorption," Soelistio said.

Moreover, the parliamentary commission reiterated its commitment to supporting the counter-terrorism agency and reminded BNPT to bolster and focus more on terrorism and radicalism prevention programs.

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