Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO), in partnership with Indonesia’s financial intelligence unit (FIU) Pusat Pelaporan dan Analisis Transaksi Keuangan (PPATK) and AUSTRAC, hosted the 4th regional Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit in Bangkok from 6-8 November 2018.
The annual CTF Summit is recognised globally as a leading example of multilateral cooperation focused on understanding and responding to terrorism financing and significant financial threats.
This year’s CTF Summit focused on the expansion of regional synergies and solutions and showcased initiatives including:
- a regional risk assessment on non-profit organisation red flag indicators
- the identification and prioritisation of ISIL affiliate organisations in the region and the threats posed to the region, as well as other emerging terrorist organisations
- the release of a secure information-sharing platform prototype
- a multilateral intelligence analyst exchange ‘Hubbing’ exercise.
The 2018 CTF Summit brought together heads of FIU, senior representatives from regulatory, law enforcement, national security and policy agencies, industry participants and academics.
For further information about the CTF Summit, contact the CTF Summit Secretariat at CTF_SUMMIT@austrac.gov.au.
The Bangkok Communiqué
At the successful conclusion of the 2018 CTF Summit, the Bangkok Communiqué was released. The Communiqué sets out a roadmap for future collaboration among FIUs across the region.
Launch of NPO red flag indicators 2018 report
The Non-profit organisations & terrorism financing red flag indicators 2018 report was launched at the CTF Summit 2018.
This report provides a set of red flag indicators related to non-profit organisations (NPOs) at high risk of misuse for terrorism financing in South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
These indicators should help reporting institutions, as well as national authorities and NPOs, to better identify and mitigate suspicious activity potentially linked to terrorism financing in the region.
The report reflects input from the FIUs of the eight countries involved in producing the Non-profit organisations and terrorism financing: regional risk assessment 2017. To maximise its value, this report should be read in conjunction with the 2017 risk assessment.
The indicators are informed by case studies and intelligence from regional FIUs, law enforcement and NPO regulators. Financial institutions that handle NPO finances and have obligations to report suspicious activity also provided input.