Australia and ASEAN Join Forces to Fight Terrorism and Violence

Polices outside the Supreme Court. KT  Chor Sokunthea

Polices outside the Supreme Court. KT Chor Sokunthea

Likewise, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull noted that the frontline in the fight against terrorism is everywhere, so neighboring countries must be on alert and cooperate.

Turnbull said in a televised address to ASEAN that Islamic State's influence was growing in Southeast Asia after the militants had lost their caliphate in the Middle East.

The session is scheduled to highlight opportunities for Asean and Canberra to work closer on areas of shared mutual interest, including tackling people smuggling and human trafficking, to strengthening maritime cooperation, to securing greater opportunities.

The leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations member-countries and Australia will be discussing the South China Sea dispute during the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit to be held in Sydney this week.

This is the first time Australia is hosting a summit with all ASEAN leaders.

"We don't see it as having a role to balance the powers in the Indo-Pacific but rather be at the heart of the engagement collaboration with other countries", she told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio.

Bishop said South China Sea is one the most important trading routes of Australia that is why they are exercising freedom of navigation and freedom of overflight in the region.

Lee acknowledged China's rise had stoked divisions within ASEAN.

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"There is a range of different perspectives and responses to this shift in the balance among different ASEAN countries".

Indonesia has sent an assertive message to China about the contested waters, with Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu telling reporters in Sydney on Friday that he had gone to his counterparts in the region to ask them to step up sea patrols.

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi attended the summit.

"We have passed a number of laws, including the National Security Council Act, the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, because we were determined not to wait until an atrocity was committed, and only act later".

Almost 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar after militant attacks on August 25 sparked a crackdown led by security forces in western Rakhine state that the United Nations and United States have said constitute ethnic cleansing.

The United Nations, Western nations and rights groups have decried a crackdown by Hun Sen against his critics ahead of a July general election. "I can use violence against you".

The threat has not stopped hundreds of Cambodian expats in Australia from rallying against the leader.

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