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National Meeting on ADMM Cooperative Mechanism: Exploring Cooperation with ADMM-Plus For A Shared and Unified Approach Towards Regional Peace and Stability

Putrajaya
7 Mac 2017

The Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) hosted the National Meeting on the ADMM Cooperative Mechanism: Exploring Cooperation with ADMM-Plus for a Shared and Unified Approach Towards Regional Peace and Stability. The event was the first Joint Research collaboration among the Maritime Institute of Malaysia, the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS), and the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies (CDiSS) of the National Defence University of Malaysia.

The ceremony began with speeches from YBhg. Vice Admiral Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Ramli bin Hj. Mohd Nor (R), Chairman of MIMA; followed by Introductory Notes from YBhg.Lt. Gen. Dato’ Suhaimi bin Hj. Zuki, Chief Executive of MiDAS (represented by YBrs. Cik Siti Salmiah biinti Hj. Dimyati); and YM Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Tengku Mohd bin Tengku Sembok, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International) National Defence University of Malaysia (representing the Vice Chancellor). MIMA, MIDAS and UPNM also signed the launch of the project to commemorate the collaboration by the three institutions. The signing and exchange of Joint Project document was witnessed by Chairman of MIMA and YBrs. En. Ahmad Nadzri bin Mohd Hassan, Undersecretary Policy & Strategic Planning Division, Ministry of Defence

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The VIPs and the delegates of the National Meeting

 

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Signing of Joint Collaboration Project between the MIMA, MiDAS and NDUM witnessed by Chairman MIMA and Undersecretary Ministry of Defence

 

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MIMA Director General exchanging signed Joint Collaboration document with Senior Director, MIDAS 

 

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Director General, MIMA, En. Ahmad Nadzri, MINDEF,  Deputy Vice Chancellor, NDUM, Chairman, MIMA and Siti Salmiah, MIDAS

 

Ms. Sumathy Permal, Senior Researcher MIMA, Mr. Noor Hisham Roslee, Director, Comprehensive Defence and Security Centre, MiDAS and Prof. Teh Yik Koon, Senior Research Fellow at CDiSS NDUM presented on Strategic Outlook: Malaysia’s Interests and Priorities on ADMM and ADMM-Plus. 

 

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Ms. Sumathy Permal, Mr. Noor Hisham, and Dr. Teh Yik Koon

 

This was followed by a brainstorming session that covered the following areas:

  1. Malaysia’s commitment towards the seven Expert Working Groups (EWGs) namely Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Maritime Security, Military Medicine, Counter-Terrorism, Humanitarian Mine Action, Peacekeeping Operation, and Cyber Security;
  2. Stock-take of ADMM-Plus activities, exploring gaps in the process, directions to take and provide a road map for its role that will accommodate the interests of ASEAN and its Plus members; and
  3. Addressing strategic and new challenges on regional security issues and analysing the role of ADMM in advancing security and strategic directions.

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Representative from the Armed Forces Headquarters sharing input and opinion on Malaysia’s commitment in military exercises under the EWGs

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