`Strong teamwork among all stakeholders vital in crisis management’

Mohd Dzuraidi presenting a certificate to a representative of an agency participating in the Ex-Rampas training. On Mohd Dzuraidi’s right is Rosli. 

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Dec 7: Good teamwork among government and private agencies are extremely important to not only manage workflow but more importantly in handling public order crises efficiently.

Sarawak Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Mohd Dzuraidi Ibrahim, thus, assured that government departments and private agencies would continue to collaborate with Malaysia Airports to ensure safety and security of the aviation industry, especially with the implementation of the integrated Ex-Rampas Act of Aggression training at Kuching International Airport (KIA) yesterday.

“The two-days training went as planned and was attended by nearly 800 participants from 42 agencies that would be in the forefront in the event of threats of violence in airports or in the country,” he said at the closing ceremony of Ex-Rampas seminar and training at a hotel here today.

The objectives of the Ex-Rampas training, Mohd Dzuraidi elaborated, were to test the abilities and capabilities as well as the state of preparedness of airports, government and private agencies in the face of any possible threats of violence and aggression or crisis and unexpected emergencies.

Mohd Dzuraidi (second from left) fielding questions from the press. Rosli is on the left, while Ng is on the right.

“The government departments and private agencies involved were seriously committed throughout the training conducted at the airport.

“We also acknowledged that Malaysia Airports are constantly working to improve and enhance their preparedness in crisis management, while other agencies can review and improve on their Standard Operating Procedure (SOP),” he said.

Feedback and inputs provided by all parties involved throughout the training, he pointed out, had greatly benefited in improving the effectiveness of crisis management, especially in all airports under the management of Malaysia Airports.

“I hope that the skills, knowledge and values learnt can be sustained and be enhanced from time to time,” he concluded.

Kuching District police chief ACP Ng Ah Lek and Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd general manager (Aviation Security) SAC Rosli Mohd Isa were among those present. — DayakDaily