Safety & Security

National Blue Ocean Strategy in Malaysia places paramount importance on increasing safety and security in the nation. Such safety and security initiatives being implemented are detailed in the following articles.
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ARMED FORCES, COPS TO CONTINUE JOINT WORK

The Star, Malaysia.

March 29, 2016

The Government will continue with the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) approach of joint cooperation between the police and Armed Forces to ensure terrorists would not target Malaysia. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said that the sharing of intelligence between the two security forces had helped maintain peace and thwart terrorist groups from carrying out their plans.

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ZAHID HAMIDI: MALAYSIA’S DERADICALIZATION PROGRAM ‘BEST IN THE WORLD’

The Star, Malaysia.

February 20, 2016

The deradicalization program for convicts involved in extremist, radical and Islamic State movements has received very encouraging results and is recognized internationally. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the program, implemented under the Malaysian Prisons Department blue ocean strategy on 130 convicts from the group, achieved a high rehabilitation rate of 97%. The success of this program has been recognized by both the United Nations and Interpol.

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HISHAM: ARMED FORCES READY TO BE DEPLOYED IN FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

The Star, Malaysia.

January 17, 2016

The Malaysian military is ready to deploy its assets to specific locations in the country to deal with threats by the Daesh militant group, if required by the National Security Council (NSC), said Malaysia’s Minister of Defense Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. Under National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) the army and police have been cooperating together conducting patrols and the Minister shared that the army would be ready to help as a result.

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COLLABORATING TO FIGHT CRIME

New Sarawak Tribune, Malaysia.

January 22, 2015

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) are collaborating with taxi drivers in Kuching to stop crime, as part of an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy. The PDRM can rely on local taxi drivers to channel information about any crimes or even road accidents to the police. “Through this initiative, they will be the eyes and ears for us,” said Sarawak’s Deputy Commissioner of Police.

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IGP: MORE STRATEGIES TO FIGHT CRIME

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

March 24, 2014

On eve of the Malaysian Royal Police Force’s 207th anniversary, the focus is on maintaining public order, combating crimes and enhancing integrity. IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that among the initiatives the police force will take forward include those under National Blue Ocean Strategy – these saw the collaboration of the police with the Armed Forces, Petron petrol station (‘Go To Safety Points’ program in all hot spots area), Amanita and meet-and-greet by its motorcycle patrol units.

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FOUR 1MVAPS IN THE STATE A BOON TO ARMY VETERANS SEEKING AID

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

March 14, 2014

Army veterans who are members of Veterans Affairs Department (JHEV) are now able to save time and money following the setting up of 1Malaysia Veteran Access Points (1MVAP) at various locations in the state. As part of the Seventh National Blue Ocean Strategy initiative, the 1MVAP has been set up at four new locations to be more convenient for veterans and their families. The function of 1MVAP is that of a one-stop center to deal with matters involving armed forces veterans.

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ARMED FORCES-POLICE PATROLS TO BE EXPANDED

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 26, 2014

The police and armed forces will expand their joint-patrol program to safeguard the country’s peace and sovereignty under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). Previously, the joint-patrols were conducted at 44 locations nationwide but the NBOS program has identified 26 more locations near military bases. Federal Crime Prevention Department director Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob said the initiative had been lauded by the community as it had served to reduce crime rates and made the people feel safer.

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VETERAN SERVICEMAN RECEIVES NEW HOUSE

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

February 9, 2014

A veteran serviceman was presented with a new house under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) 1Malaysia Veteran House Repair Program. The veteran had been renting a house with his wife and five children, but 1Malaysia Veteran House Repair Program granted him a new house which was built on his own land. There are plans to construct a total of 200 houses under the program in 2014.

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NS WILL BE MADE INITIATIVE UNDER NBOS 10 – HISHAMUDDIN

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

January 10, 2014

The National Service Training Programme (PLKN) will become an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy 10 (NBOS 10) to help achieve the national agenda. Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said under NBOS 10, the National Service Training Department (JLKN) would boost cooperation with ministries and agencies to ensure the program had a major impact on Malaysian society through volunteer programs, unity and love for nation, and saving on government costs.

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NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: HONOURING OUR NATIONAL HEROES

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

July 29, 2013

National Blue Ocean Strategy initiatives to honor veterans’ contributions to the peace and stability of the nation aim to provide holistic support for veterans of the armed forces. By leveraging existing resources across ministries, agencies, and the private sector, the 1Malaysia Veterans Recognition Programme, the 1Malaysia Veterans Home Repair program, and the 1Malaysia Veterans Family Programme, among others, are markedly improving veterans’ socioeconomic statuses and living standards throughout the country.

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OPS DAULAT, THE HIGHEST FORM OF COOPERATION BETWEEN ATM AND PDRM: ATM CHIEF

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

June 29, 2013

The “Ops Daulat,” launched to tackle the March intrusion by Sulu terrorists in Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah, is the highest form of cooperation ever carried out between the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM). “As a result of our close cooperation through [National] Blue Ocean Strategy, we were able to work together to defend the country’s sovereignty,” said the ATM chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zain.

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ZAHID:COMMUNITY REHAB PROGRAMME TO BE EXPANDED

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

June 1, 2013

The Home Ministry will expand its Community Rehabilitation Programme (CRP) to five more army camps with the cooperation of the Prisons Department and Malaysian Armed Forces. The CRP is part of the National Blue Ocean Strategy that aims to reduce repeat offences by providing prisoners with skills training and other career development opportunities.

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PDRM MOBILIZES ‘CIVIL POLICING’

Utusan Malaysia, Malaysia.

March 26, 2013

Announcing the report card for the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, addressed the issue of crime rate in the country. The general crime rate had gone down 27 per cent in the period between 2009 and 2012. A number of initiatives under National Blue Ocean Strategy that focus on civil policing, such as the Amanita program, have contributed to the drop in the crime rate.

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NBOS EFFECTIVE IN PDRM-ATM SAHABAT INVASION – DIGP

The Borneo Insider, Malaysia.

March 26, 2013

The resolution of recent conflict involving the intrusion of armed Philippino militia upon the eastern Malaysia that the continuation of NBOS, which isan state of Sabah, is believed to be in part due to the effectiveness of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said focused on creativity and innovation, will enable the police and army to effectively resist future attempts to undermine the country’s sovereignty.

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LAHAD DATU: MUHYIDDIN PRAISES ARMY, POLICE ON OPS DAULAT

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

March 12, 2013

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin lauded the efforts of the police and armed forces’ in maintaining the peace and sovereignty of Sabah and Malaysia. “The Ops Daulat is a good example of how both security agencies are working together under the National Blue Ocean Strategy”.

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PAROLE SYSTEM A WHOPPING SUCCESS

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

March 8, 2013

The transformation of the Prisons Department in Malaysia was achieved through National Blue Ocean Strategy, by introducing a National Dual Training System, implemented by the Prisons Department and Skills Development Department.

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CRIME-FIGHTING HOUSEWIVES

The New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 22, 2013

The Amanita (Peace Lady) project, under National Blue Ocean Strategy, is proving a success and will be scaled up nationwide in stages. Under the initiative, housewives in a neighborhood will be assigned to a female officer from the district as their contact person. The housewives are seen as the “eyes and ears” of a community and are engaged to help police spot any criminal activity.

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HOUSEWIVES TO BE “EYES AND EARS” OF POLICE IN FIGHTING CRIME

The New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 21, 2013

The Amanita (Peace Lady) project, under National Blue Ocean Strategy, is proving a success and will be scaled up nationwide in stages. Under the initiative, housewives in a neighborhood will be assigned to a female officer from the district as their contact person. The housewives are seen as the “eyes and ears” of a community and are engaged to help police spot any criminal activity.

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NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY TO FIGHT CRIME BORNE FRUITS

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

December 16, 2012

The resolution of recent conflict involving the intrusion of armed Philippino militia upon the eastern Malaysia that the continuation of NBOS, which isan state of Sabah, is believed to be in part due to the effectiveness of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said focused on creativity and innovation, will enable the police and army to effectively resist future attempts to undermine the country’s sovereignty.

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ARMY COMMITED TO NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY’

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

July 7, 2012

The commander of the First Division Infantry, Major General Datuk Mohd Zaki Mokhtar, said the army will continue to help the government implement development projects in the rural areas to benefit the people. “We are happy that we can play a role in helping the local community, especially those in the rural areas, through our commitment to National Blue Ocean Strategy”, he commented.

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POLICE AND ARMY JOIN FORCES TO COMBAT CRIME

The Star, Malaysia.

May 6, 2012

Under Malaysia’s National Blue Ocean Strategy 2 (NBOS 2), the police and army have joined forces to prevent crime. More than 200 personnel have been engaged to patrol areas and neighborhoods with high crime rates. The initiative was well received by the community members of the eight states where it was implemented.

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PM’s IDEA WELCOMED BY PRISONERS

Bernama, Malaysia.

May 26, 2011

Under the Community Rehabilitation Programme (CRP), prisoners in Malaysia who are convicted of petty crimes are interred at military camps nationwide where they engage in agricultural and other activities under close supervision. The program is a part of National Blue Ocean Strategy. The CRP is jointly handled by the Prisons Department and the Malaysian Defence Forces.

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