WEDNESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY – Sabah Centre for Strategic and Security Research (SASSREC), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will organise a seminar on Sabah Border Safety and Security for two days from 25 to 26 February 2015 at the Banquet Hall, Chancellor Hall and UMS YTL Auditorium.
The keynote address will be delivered by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Khalid Abu Bakar who is also UMS Adjunct Professor for SASSREC.
SASSREC Director, Dr. Zaini Othman said, the organisation of this seminar was an honourable effort towards better understanding and detailed information regarding Sabah border safety and security on the post bloody incident in Lahad Datu, which happened two years ago.
“The debate in this seminar covers a range of issues related to security issues brought about through different perspectives which will be presented by UMS academics,” said Khalid, who is also a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (FKSW).
He also said, the community particularly in Sabah were exposed to issues regarding security and border control besides the sharing of ideas and suggestions that could intensify research cooperation in future.
“Through this seminar, the collaboration and support provided by the authorities and society will strengthen SASSREC platform to be a leading research centre with a niche area in security research in Sabah,” he said.
Apart from the IGP, the seminar will also involve about 16 academicians who will present papers and research findings on issues of security, borders, migration, social interaction, islands, territorial, politics and conflict management.
This seminar is open to the public, activists and non-governmental organisations, and no admission fee is charged.
For more information on this seminar, the public can get in touch with the secretariat at 014-6546568 (Amrullah) or 012-8-35829 (James). – CD (fl)
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