WEDNESDAY, 25 JUNE
– Centre for Strategic and Security Studies, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will soon be working on a collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).
This was disclosed by its Director, Dr. Zaini Othman after a closed-door meeting with UMS Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah and the Chief of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar recently.
According to Dr. Zaini, the collaboration would be signed through the signing of a Letter of Intent (LoI) to be held in November this year.
He said that in addition to strengthening the existing ties, the cooperation that would be formed would include aspects of research and academic besides sharing expertise between UMS and PDRM.
“As a result of the meeting, we have agreed to hold a seminar on Border and National Security during the signing of the LoI. It is expected to be officiated by the Home Affairs Minister, Dato’ Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi,” he said, referring to Tan Sri Khalid as the keynote speaker of the seminar.
Dr. Zaini added, the meeting also discussed UMS’ efforts in transforming its Security Guards to Auxiliary Police.
Located at the Bukit Aman Police Headquarters, the meeting was also attended by the Deputy Chief of Police, Tan Sri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin. Also present was the Head of UMS Security Division, Lt. Col. Abdul Talib Arifin. – SS (fl)
Photo: Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM)
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