Ohio University’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair, Professor Jayum Jawan (second from right), is pictured with speakers and participants at a recent seminar on Malaysia’s national security.

Ohio University’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair, Professor Jayum Jawan (second from right), is pictured with speakers and participants at a recent seminar on Malaysia’s national security.

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OHIO’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair hosts seminar focusing on national security in Malaysia


Ohio University’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair, Professor Jayum Jawan, recently hosted a half-day seminar on campus focusing on Malaysia’s National Security and the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

The seminar, held on April 10, was jointly organized with Malaysia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Royal Malaysian Police. Speakers at the seminar included religious teacher Dr. Zamihan Mat Zin from the Malaysian Ministry of Internal Affairs, senior police officer Wan Ruzailan Wan Mat Rusoff of the Counter Terrorism Unit of the Royal Malaysian Police, and Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Hizam Hanafiah of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The speakers discussed topics that included the rise of the threat of the Islamic States in Malaysia, what the public needs to know, and how the Malaysian authority is dealing with this threat to national security and peace.

The seminar attracted members of the Malaysian student communities from Ohio University, Ohio State University and Michigan State University.

For more information, please contact Professor Jayum Jawan at jawan@ohio.edu.

This article was provided by Ohio University’s Office of Global Affairs and International Studies.