IACSP ASEAN security symposium needed to fight terrorSeptember 13, 2016
KUALA LUMPUR — The IACSP ASEAN Security Symposium & Awards: Trends; Forecasts – Non-Traditional Security Threats Conference organized by IACSP and co-organized by Fleming was helpful in creating a network of agencies to combat terrorism.
Public-private partnerships between government, military and the private sector really have to happen through organizations like this one,” said The Intelligence Community CEO Graham Plaster.
The aim of the conference was to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack and establish effective collaboration in trans-border security issues.
The Plaster said it takes people coming together and creating these venues where we can network with each other and build relationships.
“So you can bring innovation and the government, and in doing, so even build capacity for the government.”
Industry professionals were set to participate at the conference held at the InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
With more than 22 distinguished counter-terrorism experts from all over the globe, this two-day conference featured a special address by Datuk Ayob Khan. Principal Assistant Director-Counter Terrorism Division, a special unit of the Royal Malaysian Police.
Furthermore, the conference included exclusive keynote presentations, four focused panel discussions, advanced workshops and the first ever IACSP Security Awards.
This IACSP Security Awards and Gala Dinner for the ASEAN Region marked the first launching of the Certified Anti-Terrorism Practitioner (CATP). Together, the event also presented the very first launch of the ASEAN Counter Terrorism Network, spearheaded by the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals -Centre for Security Studies, Counter-Terrorism Security and Research Foundation.
There were also esteemed speakers: Christopher Ankersen from the United Nations Department of Safety and Security, Irina Koulatchenko from Interpols General Secretariat and more.
Last but not least, the conference brought four nominations from deserving security agencies in ASEAN countries such as Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos.
This event also paid tribute to and presented special awards in honor of Superintendent Ibrahim
Lebar of the Royal Malaysian Police and Private Ahmad Hurairah Bin Ismail of the Malaysian Army, who sacrificed their lives for Malaysia during the Sabah insurgency of the terrorist attacks in 2013.