News & Events

Handing / Taking Over Ceremony of CDSRC Policy Research Director

7 November 2018 -  The handing/taking over ceremony of CDSRC-Policy Research Director was held at MiDAS on 07th November 18. The ceremony took place between the outgoing Policy Research Director,Col Nasharuddin bin Mohamad who handed over duty to Col Mohd Akib bin Yusof. The ceremony was attended by MiDAS Chief Executive: Lt Gen Dato' Suhaimi bin Mohd Zuki, Senior Director of CDSRC: Ms Siti Salmiah Binti Hj Dimyati, MiDAS officers and staff.

Nation Building and Strategic Collaboration Initiatives

25th Oct 2018 - A lecture on Nation Building and Strategic Collaboration Initiatives was delivered by Brig Gen Datuk Johnny Lim Eng Seng, the Senior Director of Strategy and Civil Affairs Centre (SCAC) during the New Zealand Defence Force Command and Staff College visit Ministry of Defence, Malaysia. 

Handing / Taking Over Ceremony of SCAC Senior Director

29 October 2018 - The handing and taking over ceremony of Senior Director SCAC’s appointment was held at MiDAS on 29th Oct 18. The ceremony took place between the Senior Director of SCAC, Brig Gen Datuk Johnny Lim Eng Seng and new Senior Director of SCAC - Brig Gen Mohd Azmi bin Mohd Yusoff. The ceremony was witnessed by the Chief Executive of MiDAS - Lt Gen Dato’ Suhaimi bin Hj Mohd Zuki. Senior Director of CDSRC - Ms Siti Salmiah Binti Hj Dimyati, MiDAS Officers and Staff also attended the ceremony.

MiDAS Executive Dialogue 13, 2018

10 Oct 2018 - MiDAS Executive Dialogue Serial 13/2018 titled “Malaysia’s Foreign Policy: Continuity and Change under the Second Mahathir Administration” was successfully organised by the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS) on 10th Oct 2018 at MiDAS Auditorium, Ministry of Defence, Kuala Lumpur. The presentation was delivered by Prof K.S. Nathan, Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. It generated a healthy discussion with participants posing numerous questions that require in-depth and detailed information from the speakers. The program ended with exchange of mementos.

MiDAS Executive Dialogue 12/2018

25 Sept 2018 - MiDAS Executive Dialogue Serial 12/2018 titled “Enhancing Regional Cooperation Through Military Involvement In HADR” was successfully organised by the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS) on 25th Sept 2018 at MiDAS Auditorium, Ministry of Defence, Kuala Lumpur. The presentation was delivered by Associates Professor Benjamin J. Ryan, Daniel k. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu, Hawai, US. It generated a healthy discussion with participants posing numerous questions that require in-depth and detailed information from the speakers. The program ended with exchange of mementos.

Roundtable Discussion with US Head of Counter Violent Extremism (CVE), Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)

13th Sept 2018 - A roundtable discussion was held in MiDAS during the visit of Dr. S. Vasu Vaitla, The US Head of Counter Violent Extremism (CVE), Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) and entourage. During the session, The Chief Executive of MiDAS Lt Gen Dato’ Suhaimi Zuki and staff of MiDAS discussed and exchange views with their US counterparts on addressing the current problems of extremism leading to terrorism. Both sides gave constructive ideas and possible approaches based on previous experiences as well as suggested levels of cooperation in dealing with the threats of violent extremism.

 

 

Courtesy Call By Prof Dr Jurgen Haacke

6th Sept 2018 - Prof Dr Jurgen Haacke the Associate Professor in International Relations from The London School of Economics and his colleague John Harley Breen visited MiDAS on 6 September 2018 to discuss and exchange views particularly on the South East Asian region. They participated in an informal discussion with the Chief Executive of MiDAS Lt Gen Dato’ Suhaimi Zuki and several MiDAS staff. Also present were Brig Gen Johnny Lim,  Senior Director of the Strategy and Civil Affairs Centre (SCAC) and Capt Rosli bin Abd Ghani, Traditional Military Affair (TMA) Director from Comprehensive Defence and Security Research Centre(CDSRC).

7th Malaysian-German Security Dialogue

Brig Gen Johnny Lim Eng Seng, the Senior Director of Strategy and Civil Affairs participated in the recent 7TH MALAYSIAN-GERMAN SECURITY DIALOGUE on 29-30 Aug 2018 jointly organised by ISIS Malaysia and Konrad –Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The dialogue, into its 7th series brought together security experts from both countries as well as from Korea and discussed many current security issues. Brig Gen Johnny was the moderator for the 4th Session on the Korean Peninsular and had speakers, Mr Stefan Samse, Dr Geetha Govindasamy and Ms Kim Bomi from the Institute for National Security Strategy in Korea.