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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s security detail receives ‘Certificate of Appreciation’

Eight Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Security team members have been recognised for their efforts to make the Centre and Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) precinct a safer place for the public with the receipt of a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ each from Dang Wangi Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Zainol Samah.

For the Centre’s Security & Liaison Manager, Hazali Zakaria, the honour was on top of his success in an International Association for Counter Terrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP) course, making him the venue’s first Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP).

A delighted and proud Hazali said he was privileged to be given the opportunity to participate in the IACSP course which opened his eyes to terrorism prevention, detection and deterrence. “The 14 preparatory units in the course were extremely detailed and ranged from the different types of terrorism, techniques to identify and tackle them to the importance of being prepared.

“The insights gained have given me a whole new perspective on the subject and in sharing them (insights) with my team, we have also enhanced our security methods and procedures.”

In extending congratulations to Hazali and the team, General Manager Alan Pryor explained that “the safety and security of delegates, visitors, suppliers, the public and team members within and around the facility is of utmost importance to us. So we are committed to invest in any skills, software or equipment that will give us an edge in this area.”

A professional body for counter terrorism and security professionals globally, the IASCP is a centre for excellence in training, consultancy and research, and commands a membership of 10,000 members globally.

The CCTP is accredited by the UK-based Skills for Security, the skills body for the security industry, which works with employers to improve security skills and standards of professionalism. The course is also endorsed by the International Society for Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP), a professional organisation for crime prevention practitioners to network and share vital information with members.

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