News & Events

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.

 

 

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).

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.

10 Aug 2018 - MiDAS Executive Dialogue Serial 11/2018 titled “The Tyranny of Operational Intelligence: Defence Intelligence In A Age Without Strategy” was successfully organised by the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS) on 10th August 2018 at MiDAS Auditorium, Ministry of Defence, Kuala Lumpur. The presentation was delivered by Professor Philip H.J. Davies , Director of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies (BCISS), Brunel University London. 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 and group photograph session.

17 Jul 2018 - MiDAS Executive Dialogue Serial 10/2018 titled “China Belt And Road Initiative From Japan’s Perspective” was successfully organised by the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS) on 17th Jul 2018 at MiDAS Auditorium, Ministry of Defence, Kuala Lumpur. The presentation was delivered by Mr Harada Yu, Research Officer from National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS). 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 and group photograph session.

6 June 2018 -  The handing over ceremony of A&DD Director was held at MiDAS on 6th June 18. The ceremony took place between the outgoing A&DD Director, Lt Col Mazuhir Md Amin who handed over duty to the new Director Lt Col Ku Syairi bin Ahmad. The ceremony was attended by MiDAS Chief Executive: Lt Gen Dato' Suhaimi Bin Hj Mohd Zuki, MiDAS officers and staff.

26 Apr 2018 - MiDAS Executive Dialogue Serial 9/2018 titled “The Australian Army's Contribution to the Southeast Asia Region” was successfully organised by the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS) on 26th Apr 2018 at MiDAS Auditorium, Ministry of Defence, Kuala Lumpur. The presentation was delivered by Lt Gen Angus J. Campbell, Chief of Army, Australian Army. 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 and group photograph session.

21 December 2017 - Visit by Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - HE Mahmoud HUssien Saeed Qattan was received by Chief Executive of MiDAS Lt Gen Dato' Suhaimi bin Mohd Zuki on 21st September 17. HE Mahmoud HUssien Saeed Qattan was 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 publication.