24 March 2015
Amid fears of growing support for the Islamic State (IS) movement, a money-laundering watchdog has detected inflows of funds from Australia to groups supporting the activities of IS in Indonesia.
Financial Transactions and Analysis Centre (PPATK) deputy chairman Agus Santoso said on Monday that the agency had been working with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), and had discovered that some of the funds used by IS in Indonesia had originated from Australia.
“We have detected supporting funds from an Australian source to terrorist networks in Indonesia,” Agus said during an international conference on IS organized by former National Intelligence Agency (BIN) chief Hendropriyono.
…University of Nanyang terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna said that 19 of the 27 militant groups in Southeast Asia that had declared their support for IS were from Indonesia.
He noted that militant group Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT) was the most prominent supporter of IS in Indonesia, especially since JAT chairman Ba’asyir called on followers to support IS in July last year.
GPO / ICPVTR / Online
Last updated on 23/11/2015