International Forum Outcome Should Be Tabled In UN – Syed Hamid Albar

International Forum Outcome Should Be Tabled In UN – Syed Hamid Albar
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Bernama) — Umno should propose to Malaysia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations to table a motion on the outcome of the discussions on the topic Changes To Global Balances of Power at the Umno International Forum on Monday, said former Minister of Foreign Affairs Tan Sri Dr Syed Hamid Albar.

He said, during the session where he was appointed as a moderator, a majority of international speakers raised their concern on cyber security and challenges faced in a hyper-connected world.

“During the forum, all of the delegates agreed that cyberspace is unstoppable, and everyone raised their concern on cyber security and that cyberspace has no accountability and no constraint.

“Because how do we control cyberspace, privacy invasion and protect a nation from cyber attacks? I hope what has been discussed in the forum today would not just end here, we (Umno) should bring up what has been discussed in the forum to the United Nations,” he said here today.

Meanwhile, a number of the international delegates expressed the need for Umno to voice a motion at the UN regarding the topics discussed.

One of the speakers, Siti Sarifah M. Sutalaksana from Partai Gerakan Indonesia Raya Chief Representative for Malaysia, suggested five ways to the government to fight cyber crime in the world.

These suggestions include increasing the frequency of cyber security war simulation, identifying cyber attack risk, issuing stricter government directives and regulations for cyber hackers.

“The government may also execute tougher penalties for unscrupulous cyber hackers and improve cyber world education in school,” she said.

The forum themed A Hyperconnected World: Challenges in Nation Building was held in conjunction with the Umno General Assembly 2014 at the Putra World Trade Centre on Monday.

The two-day Umno International Forum features 127 foreign delegates from 34 parties representing 22 countries and diplomatic corps from almost 70 countries.

— BERNAMA

 

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