(36) Wan Min had been invited by the Southeast Asian Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT
), part of the Malaysian Foreign Affairs Ministry, to share with an audience of largely Malaysian counter-terrorism practitioners about his experiences with JI.
BNM and SEARCCT
jointly organized a series of workshops and dialogues for reporting institutions with the participation of regulatory and law enforcement agencies.
In his speech to officially open the SEARCCT
workshop, Syed Hamid said Malaysia has signed various agreements to cooperate with countries in the region to monitor suspicious financial transactions.
It also provides funding and expertise to the South East Asia Regional Center for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT
) which is based in Kuala Lumpur.
Even Malaysia, more openly critical of Western involvement in its domestic affairs, agreed to host the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT
), quietly funded by the United States.