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Visit by Military Attache Corps

11 October 2016 - MiDAS is honoured to receive a visit from the Military Attache Corps on 11th October 2016 which were led by Cap.(N) Fernando P. Martin Paz. The delegation was received by Senior Director of MBOSC Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang. The delegation was briefed on the conducts of research and analysis on policies related to defence and security, and National Blue Ocean Strategy initiatives coordinate by Ministry of Defence Malaysia. The visit ended with exchange of memento.

 

 

NSOF Launching Ceremony

27 October 2016 – National Special Operations Force (NSOF) is another NBOS initiative was officially launched by the Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Hj Tun Abdul Razak at Kem Perdana Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur. The newly established NSOF will serve as the nation’s security forces first responder to terror threats. The unit consist of the Armed Forces, Police and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency special units that integrated team to face any terror attack. NSOF is currently established with 17 officers and 170 personnel that will be based at Kem Perdana Sungai Besi. MiDAS coordinated the launching.

MiDAS TALK 14/2016

08 November 2016 - MiDAS Talk Series 14/2016 titled "Malaysia in Facing the Triangle of Conflict in Southeast Asia" was successfully organized by the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS) on the 8th November 2016, at Wisma Perwira Angkatan Tentera Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The Talk was delivered by Mr. Ahmad El-Muhammady, lecturer at the Centre for Foundation Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia and also a Senior Fellow at the Malaysian Islamic Strategic Research Institute (IKSIM) was the guest speaker. He deliberated and gave an insight into terrorism / militancy activities in the region. He highlighted the challenges facing Malaysia, being situated at the heart of the region surrounded by conflicts in Southern Thailand, Southern Philippines, militancy in Indonesia and rotential racial conflict in Myanmar. The event was attended by the MiDAS Board of Governors, Senior Civil and Military Officials as well as other security and enforcement agencies and the member of media.

 

 

Handing / Taking Over Ceremony Chief Executive of MiDAS

22 Dec 2016 - The handing-taking over ceremony of the Chief Executive of MiDAS was held at MiDAS Building,Mindef, Jalan Padang Tembak. Lt Gen Datuk Azizan bin Md Delin  handed over his duties as Chief Executive of MiDAS to Lt Gen Dato’ Suhaimi bin Hj Mohd Zuki effectively 22 December 2016. Lt Gen Datuk Azizan bin Md Delin is the new Commander of the Medan Barat Markas Tentera Darat . Lt Gen Dato’ Suhaimi bin Hj Mohd Zuki was promoted to his current rank effective 15 December 2016 as Chief Executive of MiDAS.

 

 

 

Launching of the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS) building

22 Dec 2016 - Defence Minister, YB Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein officially launched the Malaysian Institute Of Defence And Security (MIDAS) building today. Dignitaries present to witness this historic event included Deputy Defence Minister, YB Dato' Sri Mohd Johari Baharum, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence, Dato' Sri Abdul Rahim Mohamad Radzi, Chief of Defence Force, General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor, MiDAS Board of Governors as well as senior officials from the Ministry of Defence.

MoU Signing Ceremony Between MinDef - UM

22 Dec 2016 - Ministry of Defence (MinDef) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University Malaya (UM)on a collaborative Doctoral in Management Programme.

The MoU was signed by Dato' Sri Abdul Rahim bin Mohamad Radzi, Secretary General of MinDef and Tan Sri Professor Dr. Mohd Amin Jalaludin, Vice-Chancellor of UM in a simple ceremony held at MiDAS and witnessed by the Minister of Defence.

 

Courtesy call by Director, National Security Policy Division, Foreign Policy Bureau of Japan

25 January 2017- Mr. Yusuke Arai, Director National Security Policy Division, Foreign Policy Bureau of Japan made a courtesy call to MiDAS.  He and his delegation were received by Lt Gen Dato’ Suhaimi Bin Hj Mohd Zuki, Chief Executive of MiDAS.  Subsequently, the Japanese Delegation that includes Mr Takeshi Kodo, Political Officer and Col Masataka Nishinaga, Defence Attache, from the Embassy of Japan, were hosted to a roundtable discussion chaired by Chief Executive of MiDAS that includes numerous officers of CDSRC. Amongst others, Mr. Arai give a brief information on Japan’s greater contribution in the Indo-Pacific region. The delegation were also given an insight into MiDAS organization, activities and its function as a think tank for MinDef. As a token of appreciation Chief Executive of MiDAS presented him with MiDAS's publication.

Handing / Taking Over Ceremony Admin & Development Department (A&DD) Director

2 Feb 2017 -  The handing over ceremony of A&DD  Director was held at MiDAS on 2nd February 17. The ceremony took place between the outgoing A&DD  Director, Kdr Ramlah Binti Mohd Noor TLDM who handed over duty to the new Director Kdr Khairil Hariss Bin Hj Khairuddin. The ceremony was attended by MiDAS Chief Executive: Lt Gen Dato' Suhaimi Bin Hj Mohd Zuki , Senior Director of MBOSC: Brig Gen Toh Choon Siang, MiDAS officers and staff.