The fight against terrorism remains a global concern. Three years after the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York, the international community continues to grapple with the question of whether the world is a safe place to live in. Many books have been written about the issue while numerous discussions were held and would continue to be staged. A conference I remember too well was entitled ' Asian Perspectives on the Global War Against Terrorism' held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington on June 27, 2003. It was co-sponsored with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. The panelists were Hiroki Fukuda, Asahi Shimbun, Japan; James Novak Luhulima, Kompas, Indonesia; Federico Pascual, Philippine Star, Philippines; Tulsthit Taptim, The Nation, Thailand; Xian Wen, People's Daily, China; Ming Zhu, Jiefeng Daily, China; Ahmad Zukiman Zain, Bernama, Malaysia.
I note here the report of the event: