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PRESS RELEASE : THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN POLICY

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL

ON FOREIGN POLICY

 

 

Following the endorsement by the Cabinet, the Consultative Council on Foreign Policy (CCFP) has been formally established under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The CCFP serves as a platform for the Government to solicit views and inputs from stakeholders, including Civil Society in formulating suitable policy approaches that have impact on national interests. The outcome of CCFP deliberations may be used as inputs by the Government in determining the appropriate approach on certain aspects of foreign policy.

 

2.         This is in line with the Government’s emphasis on consultation as a cornerstone of its approach in discharging its responsibilities, including the formulation of policies that have bearing on and would impact the rakyat. The establishment of the CCFP is a clear manifestation of the Government’s commitment to enhance cooperation with various stakeholders, particularly in formulating foreign policy in a more transparent, open and inclusive manner.

 

3.         The CCFP is comprised of 15 members, with YB Foreign Minister as Chair of the Council. Other members include YB Deputy Foreign Minister, Secretary-General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2 senior MFA officials and 10 representatives from Civil Society.

 

4.         Members from CCFP were chosen based on expertise and experience in their respective fields which have bearing on foreign policy. Mindful of the ever dynamic state of contemporary international relations, the wide-ranging perspectives brought to table by CCFP members could greatly assist the Ministry in formulating a more principled, inclusive and dynamic foreign policy.

 

 

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

21 October 2018

 

CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN POLICY

 

 

Representatives of the Government (MFA)

 

1.         YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah

            Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

2.         YB Senator Dato’ Marzuki Yahya

            Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

3.         YBhg. Dato’ Seri Ramlan Ibrahim

            Secretary-General

 

4.         YM Raja Dato’ Nushirwan Zainal Abidin

            Deputy Secretary-General (Bilateral Affairs)

 

5.         YBhg. Dato’ Kennedy Jawan

            Deputy Secretary-General (Multilateral Affairs)

 

 

Representatives from the Civil Society

 

  1. Mr. Martin Khor, South-South Cooperation Expert

 

  1. YBhg. Prof. Datuk Dr. Redzuan Othman, Chief Executive Officer of Institut Darul Ehsan

 

  1. YBhg. Dato' Redzuan Kushairi, Former Ambassador of Malaysia

 

  1. Mr. Jerald Joseph, Commissioner of SUHAKAM

 

  1. Prof. Dr. Gurdial Singh Nijar, Negotiation Expert

 

  1. Mr. Mohammad Raimi Ab Rahim, President of Global Peace Mission

 

  1. YBhg. Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, Former Chief Executive Officer of ISIS Malaysia

 

  1. YBhg. Dato' Dr. Denison Jayasooria, Co-Chair for Malaysian CSO-SDG Alliance

 

  1. Cik Alice Mathew, Sabah Environmental Protection Association (SEPA)

 

  1. YBhg. Dato’ Hazimah Zainuddin, Chief Executive Officer of HyraxOil