Participants and Speakers
MIMA’s senior researcher, Cdr Ang Chin Hup (R), participated in a ‘Beyond the Geopolitics of the Quad’ workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, from 4 – 6 May 2022. The Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies jointly hosted the international workshop. Both centres are based in the United States (US).
This workshop is the Quad’s ‘track 1.5’ series of meetings discussing cooperatives options in the Indo-Pacific region. The topics discussed during the workshop include maritime security and economic and technical development. The workshop was attended by subject matter experts and government officials from the four Quadrilateral Security Dialogue member states and littoral states, including Malaysia.
Cdr Ang presenting his topic
Cdr Ang was one of the speakers in the session on ‘Emerging Complexities and Ports – Approaches to Digital Security for Key Infrastructure.’ His speech covered Malaysia’s policy and strategy on cyber security to protect the Critical National Information Infrastructure (CNII). He also highlighted cyber security threats and their resilience to the maritime domain, both internationally and within the region.
MIMA would like to express its gratitude to the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies for the opportunity to participate in the event. MIMA looks forward to future discussions on regional issues with both these centres.