Malaysia has been a source, transit point and a destination place for terrorist groups such as ISIS, Abu Sayyaf Grouo (ASG), al-Qa’ida and Jemaah Islamiyah. It is due to this that the country has heightened its monitoring , arresting, deporting and trying of suspected terrorist supporters. Malaysia has also built its ties with the United States and other countries to increase expand border security. It is also a member of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.


The government took several initiatives to counter terrorism as published in the U.S. Department of State. In order to prevent terrorist attacks, the Royal Malaysia Police Special Branch identifies terrorist threats and reported several arrests. As for terrorist financing, the government has established the National Anti-Financial Crime Centre (NAFCC) to coordinate investigations on financial crime. A centralized financial crime data system has been set by the NAFCC which will also include approval and monitoring of integrated operations by an executive committee. Furthermore, Malaysia strengthens its international and regional ties by continuously supporting and cooperating in counter terrorism efforts in regional and multilateral organisations.